Objects in Context, Objects in Use

Material Spatiality in Late Antiquity

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Author: Luke Lavan,Ellen Swift,Toon Putzeys

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 904743305X

Category: Social Science

Page: 755

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This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines material spatiality in late antiquity. Synthetic papers drawing on archaeological, art-historical and textual sources, are complemented by case-studies of sites, an introductory essay, and several bibliographic essays.

Field Methods and Post-Excavation Techniques in Late Antique Archaeology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004309772

Category: History

Page: 702

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Late antique sites are often excavated badly and are hardly ever published in full, especially in the East. This volume seeks to provide a critique of this situation and exemplars of best practice. It will be an important reference work for scholars engaged in fieldwork and those seeking to use archaeological evidence in historical discussions.

Designing Identity

The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity

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Author: Professor Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069116942X

Category: Art

Page: 152

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Ideals of character and beauty, and conceptions of self and society, were in flux during Late Antiquity, a period of extensive dramatic cultural upheaval for the Roman world, as the extraordinary growth of Christianity eclipsed paganism. Textiles from Late Antiquity document transformations of cultural traditions and societal values at the most intimate level of the individual body and the home. These textile artifacts are fragile, preserved only in arid conditions, often in fragments, and only rarely intact. The textiles selected for the exhibition Designing Identity at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World present an aesthetic of vibrant colors, fine materials, technical virtuosity of professional production, and variations on designs that display personal identity in the clothing of men, women, and children, as well as hopes for prosperity and protection in the textile furnishings of households. Prized for their artistry since the earliest discoveries beginning at the turn of the nineteenth century, such textiles were eagerly collected by designers, artists, scholars, museums, and captains of industry. This exhibition catalogue explores the parallel histories of ancient textile production and consumption, and the modern business of collecting Late Antique textiles. Contributors include Jennifer Ball, Edward Bleiberg, Kathrin Colburn, Helen Evans, Christine Kondoleon, Brandie Ratliff, Thelma Thomas, and Elizabeth Williams. Exhibition schedule: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York University February 25, 2016 - May 22, 2016 http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/design-identity

Der Schatz im Himmel

Der Aufstieg des Christentums und der Untergang des römischen Weltreichs

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Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109978

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

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Die Welt der Christen und Heiden – souverän schildert Peter Brown den fundamentalen Wandel antiker Wertvorstellungen und das Aufkommen neuer Gesellschaftsideale. Ein großes Buch über das Ende des Römischen Reiches und den Beginn einer neuen Epoche der Weltgeschichte. Mit eindrucksvoller Darstellungskunst dringt Peter Brown tief in die konfliktreiche Zeit der ebenso heidnisch wie christlich geprägten Welt des Römischen Reiches ein. Neue christliche Ideale prallten auf eine spätantike Lebenswirklichkeit. Hautnah nehmen wir an den Debatten der Zeitgenossen über ein neues Verständnis von Reichtum und Geld in einer Gesellschaft teil, deren wohlhabender Teil durch einen tiefen Graben von der großen Mehrheit der Armen getrennt war. Der Autor bringt uns die Lebensformen der einfachen Menschen wie der Oberschichten nahe, und der Leser wird Zeuge von deren Nöten und materiellen Alltäglichkeiten. Vor diesem Hintergrund schildert er den welthistorisch bedeutsamen Prozess, der das Ende des Römischen Reiches einleitete und durch den eine ursprünglich der Armut verpflichtete Kirche zu einer wohlhabenden Institution wurde. Ein nuancenreiches und grandioses Panorama einer faszinierenden Epoche, die unsere Wertvorstellungen bis heute prägt.

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity

AD 395-700

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Author: Averil Cameron,Fellow of the British Academy Warden Keble College Averil Cameron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136673067

Category: History

Page: 320

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This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean society as a whole before the Arab conquests. Two new chapters survey the situation in the east after the death of Justinian and cover the Byzantine wars with Persia, religious developments in the eastern Mediterranean during the life of Muhammad, the reign of Heraclius, the Arab conquests and the establishment of the Umayyad caliphate. Using the latest in-depth archaeological evidence, this all-round historical and thematic study of the west and the eastern empire has become the standard work on the period. The new edition takes account of recent research on topics such as the barbarian ‘invasions’, periodization, and questions of decline or continuity, as well as the current interest in church councils, orthodoxy and heresy and the separation of the miaphysite church in the sixth-century east. It contains a new introductory survey of recent scholarship on the fourth century AD, and has a full bibliography and extensive notes with suggestions for further reading. The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity 395-700 AD continues to be the benchmark for publications on the history of Late Antiquity and is indispensible to anyone studying the period.

Style and Function in Roman Decoration

Living with Objects and Interiors

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Author: Ellen Swift

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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This important book puts forward a new interpretation of Roman decorative art, focusing on the function of decoration in the social context. It examines the three principal areas of social display and conspicuous consumption in the Roman world: social space, entertainment, and dress, and discusses the significance of the decoration of objects and interiors within these contexts, drawing on examples from the early Imperial period to Late Antiquity, including mosaics and other interior décor, silver plate, glass and pottery vessels, and jewellery and other dress accessories. Swift demonstrates the importance of decoration in creating and maintaining social networks and identities and fostering appropriate social behaviour, and its role in perpetuating social convention and social norms.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Archeologia medievale

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788878144460

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 320

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Byzantium and Islam

Age of Transition, 7th-9th Century

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Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 332

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A groundbreaking investigation of the extraordinary art and material culture of the southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire during the momentous 7th to 9th century

Gadara, Gerasa und die Dekapolis

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Author: Adolf Hoffmann,Susanne Kerner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805326872

Category: Abila (Extinct city).

Page: 150

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Lost in Things - Fragen an die Welt des Materiellen

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Author: Philipp W. Stockhammer,Hans Peter Hahn

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830981759

Category: History

Page: 216

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Sind wir verloren in den Dingen? Oder sind es letztlich die Dinge, die uns verloren gehen - in ihrem Übermaß, in ihrer Vielfalt, in ihrer alltäglichen Gegenwart, in ihrem unterschwelligen Uns-entgegen-Stehen, in ihrem Aus-unserem-Blick-Gleiten? Dieser Band verspricht keine klaren Antworten, aber doch die Möglichkeit, sich mit neuen Fragen an die Welt des Materiellen den Dingen auf eine neuartige Weise anzunähern. Er kann erklären, welches komplexe Mensch-Ding-Verhältnis wir unter »Lost in Things« begreifen. Seine Beiträge sind aus der internationalen Konferenz »Lost in Things - Questioning Functions and Meanings of the Material World« hervorgegangen, die im November 2013 an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main stattgefunden hat und deren Anliegen die Integration aktueller und innovativer Ansätze aus der Archäologie und der Ethnologie/Anthropologie zur Analyse materieller Kultur und des Mensch-Ding-Verhältnisses war.

Greek Magical Amulets

The Inscribed Gold, Silver, Copper, and Bronze Lamellae Part I Published Texts of Known Provenance

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Author: Roy Kotansky

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663203123

Category: History

Page: 446

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Saladin und die Kreuzfahrer

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Author: Alfried Wieczorek,Mamoun Fansa,Harald Meller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805335133

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 517

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Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 163 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (bes. S. 456-457; Abb.: f. 239va), Rez. in: Scriptorium 61(2007), S. 140*-141*

Stadtverkehr in der antiken Welt

internationales Kolloquium zur 175-Jahrfeier des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Rom, 21. bis 23. April 2004

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Author: Dieter Mertens

Publisher: Reichert Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 237

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English summary: This volume deals with a topic that has influenced much current research, but which has rarely been applied to Classical times - the complex phenomenon of "transport" and "traffic." Varied essays reflect on the manner and to what degree people in antiquity were consciously influenced by transport in their everyday lives, and how they reacted to it. The essays focus on the management of the spatial transport of people and goods within the urban environment and the interpersonal contacts these transactions involved, as well as on urban planning, legal regulation and the political significance of the movement of big crowds within urban areas. German description: In diesem Band wird ein heute so aktuelles, fur die Antike aber bisher wenig behandeltes Thema in sehr verschiedenen Beitragen angegangen, in denen uber Art und Grad der Bewusstheit des antiken Menschen vom Einfluss des komplexen Phanomens Verkehr auf sein Leben und seinen Umgang damit reflektiert wird. Dabei geht es von der Bewaltigung der Ortsveranderungen von Mensch und Gut in den stadtischen Gegebenheiten uber die dadurch entstehenden zwischenmenschlichen Beruhrungen, die stadtebaulichen Planungen und Gesetzesregelungen bis hin zur politisch-bedeutungshaften Wirkung der Bewegung grosser Massen in stadtischen Raumen und deren entsprechende Gestaltung.