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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts

A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Stephen L. Dyson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300134971
Category: History
Page: 336
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divThe stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art./DIV

Classical Archaeology in Context

Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World
Author: Carla Antonaccio,Donald Haggis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614510024
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The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean


Author: Eric H. Cline
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199873607
Category: History
Page: 976
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The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the Bronze Age Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BC) and describes the most important debates and discussions within the discipline. Presented in four separate sections within the Handbook, the sixty-six commissioned articles cover topics ranging from chronological and geographical to thematic to site-specific. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike.

Jewelry from the Iron Age II Levant


Author: Amir Golani
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783525543849
Category: History
Page: 318
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Jewelry has always had an irresistible allure yet in the past also had a significance and function within society that went far beyond ornamentation. Jewelry is an important, if often forgotten facet of material culture. Its study is inter-disciplinary, involving archaeology, anthropology, art history, historical/textual studies, and research of materials and manufacturing techniques. While the renowned jewelry from regions such as Egypt and Mesopotamia has been studied, that of the southern Levant has received only limited attention, yet research of its archaeological/contextual, technological and socio-cultural perspectives is illuminating. The book is a final publication of the author's doctoral dissertation made available to the archaeological and academic community at large. The book is geared to be a working tool for archaeologists dealing in this period and region and to scholars who study its arts and crafts. It provides a handy typological structure for jewelry classification as well as a comprehensive and useful catalogue for research in this and related fields. In addition, the book illustrates the significance, meaning and functions of jewelry and the development of the jeweler's craft in the southern Levant during the first and second millennia BCE.

Naukratis


Author: Alexandra Villing,Udo Schlotzhauer
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780861591626
Category: History
Page: 235
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A collection of 22 essays presenting the latest research on a comprehensive range of questions relating to the Greek presence at the site of Egyptian Naukratis as it is reflected in the pottery from there. The volume includes scientific analysis and is richly illustrated with photographs including colour illustrations, line drawings, maps and tables.

A Companion to the Classical Greek World


Author: Konrad H. Kinzl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334123
Category: History
Page: 628
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"A Companion to the Classical Greek World" provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BCE to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. It ranges over a wide array of topics, including the environment, economy, society, government, warfare, and religion. It also includes a concise narrative overview of the period, and a thorough treatment of the sources, both written and material. The volume guides readers towards a broad understanding of the history of the Classical period. It is vital reading for any student of Greek history.

Early Greek States Beyond the Polis


Author: Catherine Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134877692
Category: History
Page: 336
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Clear and direct in style, and with more than eighty photographs, maps and plans, Early Greek States Beyond the Polis is a widely relevant study of Greek history, archaeology and society. Catherine Morgan addresses the different forms of association experienced by early Iron-Age and Archaic Greeks by exploring the archaeological, literary and epigraphical records of central Greece and the northern Peloponnese. Giving an unprecedented understanding of the connections between polis identity and other forms and tiers of association, and refuting the traditional view of early Greek 'ethnic' groups (ethne) as simple systems based on primitive tribal ties, students will find this an essential text in the study of Greek history.

McGilchrist's Greek Islands: Southern Cyclades (Amorgos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros)


Author: Nigel McGilchrist
Publisher: Genius Loci Publications
ISBN: 9781907859144
Category: History
Page: 136
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?A work of astonishing scope, quality and insight. These twenty guidebooks cover the islands of the Aegean in greater detail than any previously written. Over a five-year period the classical scholar and art historian Nigel McGilchrist visited every corner of each island, exploring by all available means every place of historical and cultural interest. Enhanced by detailed site plans and maps specially drawn by Nick Hill Design, this unique series of books will be a must-have possession for everyone who loves these wonderful islands.

Atlas of Classical History


Author: Richard J.A. Talbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134966539
Category: History
Page: 224
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From the Bronze Age to the reign of Constantine, the Atlas of Classical History provides a comprehensive series of maps, diagrams, and commentary designed to meet the needs of classical scholars, as well as general readers. Over 135 maps of the Greek and Roman worlds clearly mark the political affiliations of the cities and states, major military events, trade routes, artistic, cultural and industrial centers, and colonization and exploration.

Interpreting the Seventh Century BC

Tradition and Innovation
Author: Xenia Charalambidou,Catherine Morgan
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
ISBN: 9781784915728
Category: Byzantine Empire
Page: 470
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This book has its origin in a conference held at the British School at Athens in 2011 which aimed to explore the range of new archaeological information now available for the seventh century in Greek lands. It presents material data, combining accounts of recent discoveries (which often enable reinterpretation of older finds), regional reviews, and archaeologically focused critique of historical and art historical approaches and interpretations. The aim is to make readily accessible the material record as currently understood and to consider how it may contribute to broader critiques and new directions in research. The geographical focus is the old Greek world encompassing Macedonia and Ionia, and extending across to Sicily and southern Italy, considering also the wider trade circuits linking regional markets. The book does not aim for the pan- Mediterranean coverage of recent works: given that much of the latest innovative and critical scholarship has focused on the western Mediterranean in particular, it is necessary to bring old Greece back under the spotlight and to expose to critical scrutiny the often Athenocentric interpretative frameworks which continue to inform discussion of other parts of the Mediterranean.

Greek Votive Offerings


Author: William Henry Denham Rouse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107456428
Category: Social Science
Page: 484
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Originally published in 1902, this book provides an extensive survey of the tradition of votive offerings in ancient Greece. Rouse details the various motives behind offerings, including propitiation, tithes, and domestic purposes, drawing on the evidence of inscriptions and ancient eyewitnesses, and also examines ancient votive formulae. Thirteen indices containing an exhaustive list of epigraphical references to votive offerings at various shrines are also included. This well-written and richly-illustrated book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient Greek religion and the history of votive offerings.

Ancient Naukratis

the survey at Naukratis / by William D.E. Coulson. Vol. 2, the survey at Naukratis and environs
Author: William D. E. Coulson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781900188227
Category: History
Page: 202
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Money and the Early Greek Mind

Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy
Author: Richard Seaford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539920
Category: History
Page: 370
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An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece.

Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet


Author: Barry B. Powell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589079
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 280
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A challenging and fascinating enquiry into the genesis of alphabetic writing.

The Best of the Argonauts

The Redefinition of the Epic Hero in Book 1 of Apollonius's Argonautica
Author: James J. Clauss,James Joseph Clauss
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520079250
Category: History
Page: 238
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This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition.

Rhodes Besieged

A New History
Author: Robert Douglas Smith,Kelly DeVries
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752461786
Category: History
Page: 206
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In 1480 the Ottoman Turkish army and artillery that had defeated the Byzantine Empire arrived on Rhodes to attack the walled headquarters of the Crusading military order, the Knights Hospitaller. After a siege of three months during which time the Turks bombarded the walls daily with gunpowder weapons they withdrew, defeated. In 1522 they returned and, after a six-month siege, captured Rhodes but were unable to defeat the Hospitallers who were allowed to leave with their lives, arms and religious emblems. This book uniquely uses the eyewitness accounts, surviving guns and extant walls to tell the story of these two sieges, and the efforts made by the Hospitallers to adapt their fortifications and artillery to defy the most powerful military power in the world. In doing so it rewrites the history of fortifications and gunpowder artillery during the Renaissance.

Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress

An Interdisciplinary Anthology
Author: Mary Harlow,Marie-Louise Nosch
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178297718X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 320
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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

Prehistoric Aegean and Near Eastern Metal Types


Author: Soren Dietz,Thanasis J. Papadopoulos,Litsa Kontorli-Papadopoulou
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
ISBN: 9788771249385
Category: History
Page: 76
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A catalogue of all Aegean metals kept in the National Museum of Denmark. Finds from Hama excepted.

The Nature of Classical Collecting

Collectors and Collections, 100 Bce - 100 Ce
Author: Alexandra Bounia
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135188526X
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The phenomenon of collecting as a systematic activity undertaken for symbolic rather than actual needs, is traditionally taken to originate in the middle of the fifteenth century, when the first cabinets of curiosities appear in Italy. Yet it is clear that the practice of collecting started long before that, indeed its origins can be traced back thousands of years to European prehistoric communities. Whilst this early genesis is, due to lack of written records, still shrouded in much mystery, The Nature of Classical Collecting argues that the collecting practices of classical Greece and Rome offer a rich tapestry of experiences which can be reconstructed to illuminate a pivotal period in the long and ever developing phenomenon of collecting. Utilizing a wide variety of examples of classical collections - including grave goods, the accumulations of Greek temples and open-air shrines, the royal collections of Hellenistic kings, Roman art and curiosity collections, and relics - The Nature of Classical Collecting focuses on the field of the 'pre-history' of collecting, a neglected yet critical phase that helped crystallize the western concept of collecting. Drawing primarily on Latin writings from the period 100 BCE to 100 CE it shows how collecting underwent a transition from a religious and political activity, to an intellectual practice in which connoisseurship could impart social status. It also demonstrates how the appreciation of objects and artists changed as new qualities were attributed to material culture, resulting in the establishment of art markets, patronage and an interest in the history of art. By exploring these early developments, The Nature of Classical Collecting not only provides a fascinating insight into the culture of late Hellenistic/early Imperial Roman collecting, but also offers a much fuller grounding for understanding the influences and inspirations of those Renaissance collectors who themselves were to have such a profound influence on the course of European art, architecture and culture.