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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Mattia Guidetti, "Late Antique Churches in Early Medieval Syria"

Mon, April 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Doty Fine Arts Building 2.204

The 7th century Islamic conquest forced different actors to reconfigure their identity, as well as their relationship with the territory they inhabited. Professor 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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