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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Late antique churches in early medieval Syria

Mon, April 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM • DFA 2.204


Workshop on Late Antiquity presents Mattia Guidetti an Independent Scholar

The 7th century Islamic conquest forced different actors to reconfigure their identity, as well as their relationship with the territory they inhabited. Guidetti will discuss the process of creating a new sacred landscape in Syrian towns during the early medieval period, showing to what extent the presence and the aura of late antique churches determined the location of early medieval mosques—and the impact exerted on religious art of both sides by the interaction between Christian and Muslim communities.

Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies, The Department of Religious Studies, Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies, and the Department of Art and Art History

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