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From Trebizond to Al-Andalus: Visualizing the Late Medieval Mediterranean

  • Eurydice S. GeorganteliEmail author
  • Ioanna N. Koukouni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)

Abstract

No place can better represent the meeting of cultures in late medieval Europe than the Mediterranean. Intellectual, artistic, and societal interactions during this time have impacted material culture on many levels. These interactions are yet visible in coins, monuments, cityscapes, languages, music, ideas, knowledge, and technologies. Byzantine, medieval Islamic, Norman, Italian, and Crusader coins have been the dominant evidence of cultural interactions between opposing Mediterranean shores. This paper presents aspects of cultural encounters in the late medieval Mediterranean, visualized in storylines and accompanying digitized datasets, and supported by computer technologies and related digital applications.

Keywords

Late medieval mediterranean Cultural heritage Coins Intercultural dialogue Digital cultural heritage Mobile applications Cloud-based platforms Personalization 

Notes

Acknowledgments

With a contribution on COOLTURA by Silvia de los Rios (UPM), Maria Fernanda Cabrera-Umpierrez (UPM), Maria Teresa Arredondo (UPM).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of History and CulturesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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