Sunday, February 13, 2011

Papers papers papers

I'm trying to decide on paper topics.  I'm juggling 5 and am not sure which two to go with.  Maybe you can tell me in what you'd like to know about and that might help me decide.   Here are the topics I'm considering:

1)  The Synod of Whitby: Why did it happen and what did it accomplish?
2)  The relationship between the Imperial Army and the Church as suggested by the Yassi Adda nautical excavation and the possible connection between that relationship and the schism of the non-Chalcedonian churches
3) A comparison of the Byzantine theory of Symphony and the experience of Anselm of Canturbury's resistance of the king's will
4) The role of evangelistic marriages, wherein Christian princesses [i.e., Ethelburga] were married to pagan kings, in the conversion of Europe
5) The roots and decline of western European Arianism

1 comment:

Mimi said...

I'd read all of them, but the most interesting sounding ones are #1 and #4.