Session213
TitleInteractions across Borders in the Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine World, II: Crossing and Defending Sea Borders
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorSouth West & Wales 'Late Antique, Early Medieval & Byzantine Network' (SWW LAEMB)
 
OrganiserLaura Stops, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
 
Moderator/ChairJosh Littell, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
 
RespondentJosh Littell, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
 
Paper 213-a From Classis Britannica to Saxon Shore: Naval Forces in Later Roman Britain, 3rd-5th Centuries
(Language: English)
Alex Michael Elliott, School of Classics, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Maritime and Naval Studies; Military History
Paper 213-b Borders within the Kingdom: The Reflection of Norman Sicily's Religious and Cultural Tensions within the Tristia
(Language: English)
Samuel Azzopardi, Department of Classics & Archaeology, University of Malta
Index Terms: Crusades; Daily Life
Paper 213-c Some Remarks on the Herule Pirate Attack of the Year 456 in the Vardulliarum loca maritima
(Language: English)
Jokin Lanz, Fundación Arkeolan, Irún / Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de la Educación, Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA)
Index Terms: Maritime and Naval Studies; Military History
 
AbstractThe first paper will explore the evolution of Roman coastal authority in Britain from the Classis Britannica to the Count of the Saxon Shore and the scale and the duties of the Roman military in protecting and maintaining the maritime borders of the Empire. The second paper will investigate the boundaries, liminalities, tensions and co-existence of Byzantine, Arabic and Norman influences in 12th century Sicily as presented in the Tristia ex Melitogaudo, and thus explore interactions across the Mediterranean Sea. Our respondent will then discuss how maritime borders can represent possibilities for defence and exclusion, as well as a border permeable to trade and influence.