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Roman Dress Accessories

Author : Ellen Swift
ISBN : 0747805679
Genre : Social Science
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Provides an introduction to Roman dress accessories (non-precious metal jewellery). Using evidence from finds, this book examines production areas, distribution patterns and the locations of workshops. It also introduces the interpretation of dress accessories, with reference to the depiction of objects in Roman art.
Category: Social Science

Style And Function In Roman Decoration

Author : Ellen Swift
ISBN : 9781351897198
Genre : Art
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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 examples from both Rome and its environs, and the Western provinces, from the early Imperial period to Late Antiquity. Focusing on specific examples, 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. It is argued that our understanding of stylistic change and the relationship between this and the wider social context in the art of the Roman period is greatly enhanced by an initial focus on the particular social relationships fostered by decorated objects and spaces. The book demonstrates that an examination of so-called 'minor art' is fundamental in any understanding of the relationship between art and its social context, and aims to reinvigorate debate on the value of decoration and ornament in the Roman period and beyond.
Category: Art

Recycling And Reuse In The Roman Economy

Author : Chloë N. Duckworth
ISBN : 9780198860846
Genre : Business & Economics
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The recycling and reuse of materials and objects were extensive in the past, but have rarely been embedded into models of the economy: this volume is the first to explore these practices in the Roman economy, drawing on a variety of methodological approaches and new scientific developments in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary study.
Category: Business & Economics

Exploring Gregory Of Nyssa

Author : Anna Marmodoro
ISBN : 9780198826422
Genre : Religion
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"The essays that comprise this volume were first presented ... at a seminar on Gregory of Nyssa that we convened in Oxford in 2016"--Page v.
Category: Religion

Greek And Roman Textiles And Dress

Author : Mary Harlow
ISBN : 9781782977155
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies including a paper on the ground breaking research on the polychromy of ancient statuary; dye recipes and methods of analysis; case studies of garments in Spanish, Viennese and Greek collections which discuss methods of analysis and conservation; analyses of textile tools from across the Mediterranean; discussions of trade and ethnicity to the workshop relations in Roman fulleries. Multiple aspects of the production of textiles and the social meaning of dress are included here to offer the reader an up-to-date account of the state of current research. The volume opens up the range of questions that can now be answered when looking at fragments of textiles and examining written and iconographic images of dressed individuals in a range of media. The volume is part of a pair together with Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Mary Harlow, C_cile Michel and Marie-Louise Nosch
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The World Of Roman Costume

Author : James Bryan Herrick
ISBN : IND:30000055985075
Genre : Design
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Greeks and Romans felt that nationality could be identified by dress as well as by language. Examining the ways the women and men of antiquity presented themselves through their dress provides valuable insight into their social institutions; concepts of rank, gender, and status; cultural symbols; role playing; and self-identification. These concerns shape The World of Roman Costume, an extensive investigation of Roman dress, following the pioneering studies of the the 1920s and 1930s by Lillian Wilson. These essays combine the expertise of archaeologists, philologists, anthropologists, and historians. Together they form a transdisciplinary view of the functional and symbolic values of costuming within Roman society and other societies where Roman influence was pervasive. Because habits of dress were determined by, and hence are expressions of, the traditional roles and everyday activities assumed by the Romans, these essays aim to provide a valuable resource for historians of culture, the arts, and religion.
Category: Design

Roman Finds

Author : Richard Hingley
ISBN : IND:30000116372677
Genre : History
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Studies on finds in Roman Britain and the Western Provinces have come to greater prominence in the literature of recent years. The quality of such work has also improved, and is now theoretically informed, and based on rich data-sets. Work on finds over the last decade or two has changed our understanding of the Roman era in profound ways, and yet despite such encouraging advances and such clear worth, there has to date, been little in the way of a dedicated forum for the presentation and evaluation of current approaches to the study of material culture. The conference at which these papers were initially presented has gone some way to redressing this, and these papers bring the very latest studies on Roman finds to a wider audience. Sections include: The context of Roman Finds Studies Method and Theory, Application of Method and Theory.
Category: History

Ancient Greek Roman Byzantine Costume

Author : Mary G. Houston
ISBN : 0486426106
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, more. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. 315 black-and-white illustrations.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Costume Reference Roman Britain And The Middle Ages

Author : Marion Sichel
ISBN : UOM:39076000700513
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Describes and illustrates the clothing and accessories of English men, women, and children of all classes from Roman and Saxon times to the twentieth century.
Category: Clothing and dress

Roman Artillery

Author : Alan Wilkins
ISBN : UVA:X004824478
Genre : History
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After examining the Greek origins of torsion-powered catapults, this book describes the machines used from the time of Caesar onwards, their dominance in the warfare of the western world for over a thousand years, and their importance in the history of technology.
Category: History

Accessories Of Dress

Author : Katherine Morris Lester
ISBN : 0486433781
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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From hats, veils, wigs, and cosmetics to cravats, shawls, shoes, and gloves, this useful reference provides an entertaining account of the forms of personal adornment men and women have used throughout the ages to enhance their wearing apparel. Incorporates illustrations from rare books and magazines, photographs, and observations. 644 figures and 59 plates.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gems Of Heaven

Author : Christopher Entwistle
ISBN : UCBK:C110543373
Genre : Art
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This volume collects together many diverse papers, interdisciplinary in nature, addressing issues such as typology and sourcing of gemstones.
Category: Art

The Art Of Fashion Accessories

Author : Joanne Dubbs Ball
ISBN : WISC:89049405996
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A sentimental journey through 100 years of fashion accessories. Hundreds of hats, shoes, gloves, scarves, jewelry, handbags, and more are presented in a decade-by-decade progression of fashion styles. 478 color photos, original drawings, and an extensive text bring the twentieth century to life. Collectors of vintage clothing will covet the information and illustrations in this gorgeous work.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Farmers And Ironsmiths

Author : Rob Atkins
ISBN : IND:30000127730327
Genre : Social Science
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Important evidence for occupation spanning the late 1st century (Early Roman) to the 9th century (Middle Saxon) was found by CAM ARC (now Oxford Archaeology East) in 2002. The initial phase of a Roman farmstead consisted of fragmentary evidence for a ditched field system and livestock enclosures, the layout being altered throughout the Roman period. Barns, trackways, wells and rubbish dumps were also evident, with environmental and artefactual evidence pointing to a predominantly pastoral economy. Both pottery and metalwork imply continuity of settlement at the site from the Roman to the Anglo-Saxon periods. Early Saxon activity of the 5th-6th centuries is attested by seven sunken-featured buildings, a possible hall, ovens, pits and a contracted (or 'crouched') burial. Most of the buildings were deliberately set around a rectangular space, perhaps representing an extended family grouping within a much larger settlement. After a possible hiatus, the site was again used in the Middle Saxon period. The field boundary ditches were replaced by a large enclosure containing a post-hole building and another oven. Metalwork and associated debris in the backfill of an earlier building and nearby pit attest to ferrous working, possibly including steel production, and the gathering of scrap metal for recycling. The site evidently formed part of a Middle Saxon settlement such as a large village, engaged in craft activities and perhaps providing a local market. Its eventual abandonment was probably a result of the defeat of King Edmund at Thetford in 869 and subsequent settlement changes under Danish occupancy.
Category: Social Science

Triumphant Rider

Author : Stephen Bull
ISBN : UOM:39015082699136
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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The County of Lancashire - and the City of Lancaster in particular - have a richer archaeological heritage than is often appreciated. This was most dramatically demonstrated in November 2005 with the discovery of a massive stone bearing the image of a triumphant horseman and his fallen foe. This was without doubt one of the most significant finds of recent years. But who was the horseman, could the many fragments ever be satisfactorily be reassembled, and what did this stunning object mean for our history? To hope to answer these questions, and to put this artefact where it might be enjoyed by Lancastrians and visitors alike, would take the co-operative efforts of numerous museums, four universities, and the enthusiastic support of local people.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Illuminating Roman Britain

Author : Hella Eckardt
ISBN : UOM:39015052542993
Genre : Candles
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Category: Candles