Object Proposal

For my project on Christianity in Sogdiana, I have picked the thurbile, the fragment about Barshabba bringing Christianity to Merv, and the Christian refutation of Manichean doctrines. The thurbile depicts the crucifixion of Jesus, which fits into my theme if the thurbile is, in fact, Sogdian in origin. The text about Barshabba and the origins [...]

By | 2016-03-15T21:41:50-05:00 March 15th, 2016|Leslie, Object Proposals|0 Comments

Theme Proposal

For my project, I would like to work within the people and religion themes. From what I have learned of the Sogdians thus far, it seems like you cannot separate the two from each other. Religion (or at least the structure of) leaks into their architecture, burial rites, and possibly everyday life. Within these larger [...]

By | 2016-03-30T12:00:54-05:00 March 1st, 2016|Leslie, Theme Proposals|0 Comments