PERSPECTIVES ON BYZANTINE ARCHAEOLOGY BETWEEN JUSTINIAN AND THE ISLAMIC CONQUESTS (6TH–9TH CENTURIES)

PERSPECTIVES ON BYZANTINE ARCHAEOLOGY BETWEEN JUSTINIAN AND THE ISLAMIC CONQUESTS (6TH–9TH CENTURIES)

Angelo Castrorao Barba, CSIC – The School of Arabic Studies, Granada, Spain Gabriele Castiglia, Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, Rome, Italy

We are looking forward to your submission up to 30, July 2020.

Contacts:
Gabriele Castiglia castiglia84@gmail.com
Angelo Castrorao Barba castroraobarba@gmail.com
Katarzyna Michalak katarzyna.michalak@degruyter.com

Open Archaeology invites manuscripts for the Special Issue on Perspectives on Byzantine Archaeology Between Justinian and the Islamic Conquests (6th–9th centuries)
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect new advances and perspectives on the field of Byzantine Archaeology on the longue durée, until the Islamic conquest, in many areas of the Mediterranean basin and beyond from the Justinian age to the Muslims conquests (6th to 9th c. CE). The special issue will then provide an updated overview on many different contexts, with original and new data coming from surveys, excavations, material culture and written sources.
The papers in the special issue will be fully involved with the major debate relevant to the transformation of the Late Roman world, both in towns and in rural areas, until the Early Middle Ages. What was the impact of the reconquest of Justinian? How did the territory change in the Italian peninsula after the arrival of the Lombards and, later on, of the Muslims? What happened in other areas of the Mediterranean in the same chronologies? What are the archaeological indicators of the urban and rural transformations that occurred in this historical background?
Did architecture represent a marker of socio-economic and cultural changes in the cradle of a
“Byzantine space”? What were the issues of connectivity that developed within this period and did they have a breakpoint after the conquest of Islam? Research papers on these topics will be strongly encouraged in order to cover different issues and geographical areas of the Byzantine empire between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.

The authors are kindly invited to submit their contribution via the online submission system Editorial Manager available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opar/
It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript with information that the manuscript is dedicated to the Special Issue on Perspectives on Byzantine Archaeology Between Justinian and the Islamic Conquests (6th–9th centuries)
The cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal.
Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instructions for Authors, which are located at http://www.degruyter.com/…/s23006560_Instructions_for_Autho…
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