Session525
TitleEmpires without Borders: Collaboration and Rivalry between the Roman and Sasanian Empires, I - Politics and Warfare along the Mesopotamian Frontier
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorCardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
 
OrganiserDomiziana Rossi, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Sean Strong, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Moderator/ChairEve MacDonald, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Paper 525-a Belisarius on the Persian Front: A Peaceful General?
(Language: English)
David Alan Parnell, Department of History, Indiana University Northwest
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Mentalities; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 525-b Rivalry Halted: Enemies Turned Allies? - The Impact of Bahram Chobin's Revolt on Roman-Sasanian Relations
(Language: English)
Sean Strong, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractDuring Late Antiquity, two Great Powers faced one another along the Mesopotamian Frontier: the Roman and Sasanian empires. Warfare and leadership perception are among the main approaches to analyse the relationships between those two 'superpowers'. Monarchs and generals dictated features of both the collaborations and rivalry. In this panel, speakers will continue to engage with the contemporary evidence to evaluate both the visual and physical aspects of the ever-evolving political-military relationship. A peaceful general? Rivals turning allies? And an examination on the shared visual political identity between Shahanshah and emperor.