Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 12 items for

  • Author or Editor: Felipe Rojas x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All
Author:

Abstract

This chapter explores how different people at different times have attempted to explain the origins and purpose of an ancient rock-cut monument in the outskirts of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (Antakya, Turkey). It expounds different ways in which people have made sense of the carving as a physical trace of the past. Using narratives written in Greek, Arabic, and English between the sixth and the twenty-first century CE, it probes different episodes in the long-term history of the monument’s interpretation. In doing so, it aims to trouble the distinction keeping scien-tific—specifically archaeological—inquiry fully separate from its allegedly illegitimate—magical or folkloric—counterparts.

In: Afterlives of Ancient Rock-cut Monuments in the Near East
In: The Allure of the Ancient
Author:

Abstract

This article concerns how Armenian communities throughout the 1st millennium A.D. reinterpreted and redeployed cuneiform inscriptions originally carved in the Iron Age as meaningful traces of the local past. It focuses on the deliberate re-use by early Armenian Christians of Iron-Age stelae bearing Urartian cuneiform inscriptions in the region around Lake Van. Scholars have noted such re-use in passing since the 19th century A.D., but there has been no concerted effort to collect or interpret relevant evidence holistically. The article distinguishes several distinct trends in Armenian engagements with cuneiform (and hieroglyphic) inscriptions in their native territories over the course of the 1st millennium A.D. Combining literary and archaeological evidence, it contextualizes cases of re-use as clashes of historical consciousness, expressed via material culture, in dynamic situations of colonial contact and religious conversion.

In: Iran and the Caucasus
Volume Editors: and
In ten essays authored by an international team of scholars, this volume explores queer readings of Western and Eastern Mediterranean Europe, Northern Africa, Islam and Arabic traditions. The contributors enter into a dialogue, comparing cases from opposite sides of the Mediterranean, in order to analyze the forgotten exchange of sexualities that was brought forth through the Mediterranean and its bordering landmasses during the Middle Ages.
This collection questions the hypothesis that distinct cultures treated sexuality and the “other” differently. The volume initiates the conversation around queerness and sexuality on these trade routes, and problematizes the differences between various Mediterranean cultures in order to argue that through both queerness and sexuality, neighboring civilizations had access to, and knowledge of, common shared experiences.

Contributors are Sahar Amer, Israel Burshatin, Robert L.A. Clark, Denise K. Filos, Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, Edmund Hayes, Gregory S. Hutcheson, Vicente Lledó-Guillem, Leyla Rouhi, and Robert S. Sturges.
In: Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture
In: Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture
In: Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture