Session725
TitleEmpires without Borders: Collaboration and Rivalry between the Roman and Sasanian Empires, III - Movement and Economic Interconnectivity along the Frontier
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
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 725-a Shopping at the Mercatus and the Bazaar: Trade Environment along the Limes
(Language: English)
Domiziana Rossi, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban; Social History
Paper 725-b Economic Interests and Clauses in Roman-Sasanian Peace Treaties during Late Antiquity: A Story of Co-Operation, Mutual Dependence, and Rivalry
(Language: English)
Matthias Happach, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Passau
Index Terms: Administration; Byzantine Studies; Economics - Trade; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 725-c The Eastern Frontier: Interaction and Travel between the Roman and Sassanid Empires
(Language: English)
William Uyttendaele, Faculteit Letteren, Onderzoekseenheid Geschiedenis, KU Leuven
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Demography; Historiography - Medieval; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractInterconnectivity and movements characterised Late Antiquity as much as warfare. The movement and engagement of peoples within and across borders was important not only for local communities, sharing and exchanging cultures and ideas, but also, and perhaps more importantly, fostering greater economic transfer and retention. This panel analyses the environment in which people operated and goods exchanged between border regions. It will examine the archaeological context of these exchanges as well as the political and written documents that survive from the period.