Session314
TitleIn the Middle of What?: Period Boundaries in Medieval Studies, II
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorCeræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies
 
OrganiserGwendolyne Knight, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
 
Moderator/ChairDain Swenson, Institutionen för Arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet
 
Paper 314-a Shaman Khagans: The Syncretism of Tengri and Yahweh in the Khazar Khaganate
(Language: English)
Konrad Hughes, Institutionen för Arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet
Index Terms: Anthropology; Religious Life
Paper 314-b Mediae Brasilis: Contours of the Middle Ages in Brazilian Manuals, I
(Language: English)
Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra, Independent Scholar, Belo Horizonte
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 314-c Mediae Brasilis: Contours of the Middle Ages in Brazilian Manuals, II
(Language: English)
Leandro César S. Neves, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
 
AbstractThe Middle Ages are bounded not only by time, but also by space. The papers in this session engage critically with the eurocentricity of the 'Middle Ages' as a concept. In the first paper, religious syncretism within the Khazar Khaganate provides an opportunity to call conventional spatial boundaries into question. The second and third papers examine the view of the European Middle Ages represented in Brazilian history manuals, and how this fits in to Brazilian narratives of the past - including whether Brazil itself has a medieval past (and, indeed, if it even needs one).