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Mobility and Exile at the End of Antiquity

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Edited By Dirk Rohmann, Jörg Ulrich and Margarita Vallejo Girvés

This volume explores how forced movement and exile of clerics developed over time and ultimately came to shape interactions between the late-antique Roman Empire, the Byzantine, post-Roman, and early medieval worlds. It investigates the politics and legal mechanics of ecclesiastical exile, the locations associated with life in exile, both in literary sources and in material culture, as well as the multitude of strategies which ancient and early medieval authors, and the exiles themselves, employed to create historical narratives of banishment. The chapters are revised versions of papers given at international conferences held at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the German Historical Institute London, and the University of Alcalá in 2016 and 2017.

Research project «Migration of Faith»: clerical exile in Late Antiquity – Research report and methodology – A new database on clerical exile in Late Antiquity – Roman and post-Roman politics of exile – Places of exile – Fashioning the exile persona