Spaces in Late Antiquity


Spaces in Late Antiquity – Cultural, Theological and Archaeological Perspectives, eds. Juliette Day, Raimo Hakola, Maijastina Kahlos & Ulla Tervahauta, Routledge: London, 2016.

Contributions from the members of CoE: Raimo Hakola, Maijastina Kahlos, Joona Salminen and Anna-Liisa Tolonen.



Day, Hakola, Kahlos, Tervahauta, Introduction: Spaces in Late Antiquity – Cultural, Theological and Archaeological Perspectives

I Cultural perspectives

Maijastina Kahlos, Meddling in the Middle? Urban Celebrations, Ecclesiastical Leaders and the Roman Emperor

Steven D. Smith, Classical Culture, Domestic Space and Imperial Vision in the Cycle of Agathias

Andreas Westergren, Monastic Space: The Ascetic Between Sacred and Civil Spheres in Theodoret of Cyrrhus

II Theological perspectives

Juliette Day, Seeing Christ at the Holy Places

David Hunter, Sacred Space, Virginal Consecration and Symbolic Power: A Liturgical Innovation and its Implications in Late Ancient Christianity

Joona Salminen, City of God and the Place of Demons: City Life and Demonology in early Christianity

Anna-Liisa Tolonen, Preaching, Feasting and Making Space for a Meaning

III Archaeological perspectives

Raimo Hakola, Galilean Jews and Christians in Context: Spaces Shared and Contested in the Eastern Galilee in Late Antiquity

Jürgen Zangenberg, Performing the Sacred in a Community Building: Observations from the 2010-2015 Kinneret Regional Project Excavations in the Byzantine Synagogue of Horvat Kur (Galilee).

Rick Bonnie, Thrown into Limekilns: The Reuse of Statuary and Architecture in Galilee from Late Antiquity Onwards,