The Cultural Construction of Religious Alterity in the Late Antique Mediterranean World (IV-IX cent.)
Call for Papers (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy – May 25-26, 2016) The main aim of this workshop lies in the analysis of the cultural strategies adopted to construct religious alterity in the Late Antique Mediterranean World (IV-IX C.E.). This age was full of inter-religious encounters, contaminations and struggles; Christianity and Islam interacted with all the previous monotheistic and polytheistic beliefs; This continuous process was not exclusively directed to the outside (i.e. the other religious faiths), but also towards the inside, against dissident groups, with sectarian conflicts intensifying during periods of major strife.
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