Session825
TitleEmpires without Borders: Collaboration and Rivalry between the Roman and Sasanian Empires, IV - Political Interactions in, and around, Armenia and the Caucasus Region
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
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/ChairDomiziana Rossi, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Paper 825-a The Gates of the Alans: Roman-Sasanian Narratives and the Realities of Contact across the Caucasian Gates in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Worlds
(Language: English)
Eve MacDonald, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 825-b Concerning the Transtigritani: A Geopolitical Curiosity on the Eastern Roman Frontier, 4th-6th Centuries
(Language: English)
Éric Grau, Labex Archimede, Faculté des Sciences Humaines et des Sciences de l'Environnement, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Index Terms: Administration; Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 825-c Dvin between the Romans and Sasanians in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Michael Burling, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Numismatics
 
AbstractThe Caucasus region was an important geographical location, alongside Armenia, throughout the Late Antique period. The region and its peoples played a pivotal role in the political, military, and religious struggle between the Roman and Sasanian empires. Not only did this region play a significant part in the 'superpowers' international policy, but it also had its own strengths and weaknesses as its geographical context placed it as both empire's northern frontier before the steppe world. This panel will interact and examine the importance of location, geography, and its political context and influence on the Roman and Sasanian empires during Late Antiquity.