Christianity in Exchange: Religious Interaction in Late Antique Urban Markets


This project utilizes archaeological and textual evidence to explore the fundamental question of how Christian and Muslim groups first interacted in urban environments and how religious conversion takes place. In particular, this project considers the coexistence and cultural interaction of Christian and early Muslim material culture, and their associated communities in the 6th to 9th centuries, which archaeology is just beginning to study as a case of inter-religious interaction arising in processes of religious change. It seeks to reveal Christian cultural forms and practices by focussing on change over time in diet and in religious/spiritual evidence in material culture.





Dr. I.R. Simpson

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Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Archeologie, Archaeological Sciences


15/04/2019 tot 10/06/2019