TitleTransforming Borders in Late Antiquity: A Panoramic View, IV - North Africa & Conclusion
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
OrganiserJakob Riemenschneider, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik, Universität Innsbruck
Moderator/ChairRobin Whelan, Department of History, University of Liverpool
RespondentWalter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1625-a The Limits of Empire, or: Why Did the Parthian and Sasanian Kings Not Try to Conquer Roman Syria before Khosrow II?
(Language: English)
Henning Börm, Heinrich Schliemann Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Rostock
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Military History
Paper 1625-b Mike Clover and the Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries of Vandal Africa
(Language: English)
Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1625-c Changing Borders in North Africa: From the Byzantine to the Arabian Fortifications
(Language: English)
Philipp Margreiter, Graduiertenkolleg 2304 'Byzanz und die euromediterranen Kriegs-kulturen', Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / Institut für Archäologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Byzantine Studies
AbstractThese sessions offer an archaeological as well as historical approach to Roman border regions. We define these territories as complex areas of interaction, combining both Roman and non-Roman elements, differing from the Imperium and the Barbaricum. Frontier zones and societies saw a specific regional and local milieu in the Near East, North Africa, or along the Danube and the Rhine. Are there supra-regional similarities, are the socio-political conditions all too different?