TitleThe Caucasus: A Region of Borders?, II - The Caucasus as a Zone of Cultural Interaction
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorMedieval Caucasus Network & Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
OrganiserJohn Latham-Sprinkle, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/ChairKathryn Franklin, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 1314-a Rome-Sasanian Rivalry, Roman Garrisons, and the South Caucasus Policy of Rome in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Nusret Burak Özsoy, Department of History, Erzurum Technical University
Index Terms: Administration; Byzantine Studies; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1314-b Crosses on Stone Pillars: Memories that Cross the Boundaries between Georgia - Armenia - Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Erga Shneurson, Seminar für Christlicher Orient und Byzanz, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Art History - Sculpture; Byzantine Studies; Theology
AbstractBoth the North and South Caucasus served as zones for cultural appropriation and reinterpretation throughout the medieval period. The papers in this session will explore these processes, with particular attention being paid to cultural transformations taking place within the Caucasus itself. Erga Shneurson's paper will explore the selective appropriation of Near Eastern themes in early Georgian monumental sculpture; and Nusret Burak Öszoy's paper will explore the interaction between local Armenian and Georgian powerbrokers and the Roman and Sassanian Empires.