Borderlands and Contact Zones: Byzantium, the Caucasus and the Danube Lands

The manifold socio-political, cultural and religious contacts between the Byzantine Empire and the lands to the north and the south of the Caucasus as well as along the Danube River provide the background for three projects, which approach these phenomena from various thematic and regional angles. In addition to the enduring significance as frontier zones from the Roman to the Ottoman period of the Danube region, on the one hand, and the Caucasus, on the other, a further focus of research is on the impact of Byzantium on Austria and its reception history in the middle ages and later centuries.