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.

The Cultural Lives of Domestic Objects in Late Antiquity

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Author: Jo Stoner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004391061

Category: History

Page: 132

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In The Cultural Lives of Domestic Objects in Late Antiquity, Jo Stoner assesses evidence for heirlooms, gifts and souvenirs to reveal the personal and sentimental values of material culture from the late antique period.

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.

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

Ocherki istorii i arkheologii vizantiĭskogo Khersona

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Author: Alla I. Romančuk

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004132279

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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The book is the first publication in English of the excavation of Byzantine Cherson (7th-14th cents.). It offers a comprehensive study of the topography of the city, its material culture, everyday life, architecture, craft production, and religious beliefs. It places Cherson within the overall history of the Byzantine Empire, its periphery and Black Sea-Mediterranean trade.

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.

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*