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“Trading Goods and Exchanging Faiths in the Late Antique Red Sea”

Valentina Grasso, Bard College

Wed, 2/28 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 103 Scheide Caldwell

Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity; Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Beginning with an introduction to early global trade, my paper traces the arrival of monotheism in the Red Sea region through a comparative approach taking into account other nodal first-millennium regions (e.g., Central Asia) to reframe the complex interweaving of faith, identity, and economic activity during Late Antiquity.

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