Long-distance East-West Contacts in Late Antiquity
In a long-running research project, partly funded as an ESRC
fellowship, Dr Anthea Harris examined the 'international relations'
of the Byzantine Empire, focussing on contacts with the West in the
period circa AD 400-circa 650. This involved both archaeological
and textual studies, including detailed analysis of a wide range of
portable artefacts, burial data and architectural evidence. The
study demonstrated an unexpected range, character and intensity in
East-West relations during this period.
The project was published in 2003 as Byzantium, Britain and the
West: the archaeology of cultural identity, AD 400-650, Tempus
Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine
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April 03, 2005