Crucible of Cultures: Syria From Late Antiquity to the End of the Crusades

The Byzantine empire, a rich synthesis of Roman civic tradition, Greek culture, and Christian religion, was a multicultural and multinational form of state. In two volumes for northern and southern Syria, project members will catalogue the archaeological monuments from the Byzantine era and examine the Greek, Latin, Syrian and Arabic literary and epigraphic sources. The collected texts and sources will be compounded and made accessible in a database containing place names and designations as well as all relevant textual sources and information pertaining to the catalogued monuments.

Duration of Funding: 1999-2001
Additional funding by Gerda Henkel Stiftung

PD Dr. Thomas Weber (Institute for Ancient Studies)
Dr. Bernd Vest (Arabic Studies)
PD Dr. Klaus-Peter Todt (Byzantine Studies)