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The Westernmost and Easternmost Borders of Christendom: Early Christianity in Armenia and Ireland

Project description

A comparative study of early Irish and Armenian Christianity

Armenia and Ireland represented the easternmost and westernmost borders respectively of Christendom and the territory covered by Pax Romana. However, the histories of the two churches were never subjected to a comparative study. The EU-funded CHRISTIAN_FRONTIERS project will investigate early Armenian and Irish Christian identities and specify how they understood their position in relation to the Roman papacy and how Rome regarded these two distant churches. It will explore the history and the defending features of the two national churches. It will introduce a new methodology based on a comparative study of both Irish and Armenian Christianity using a wide range of sources from Ireland and Armenia, contributing to facts about the medieval history of the two countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-CAR - CAR – Career Restart panel

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 590,72