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Objects in Context, Objects in Use: Material Spatiality in Late Antiquity (Late Antique Archaeology 5)

Lavan, Luke A. and Swift, Ellen Victoria and Putzeys, Toon, eds. (2008) Objects in Context, Objects in Use: Material Spatiality in Late Antiquity (Late Antique Archaeology 5). Late Antique Archaeology, 5 . Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 741 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-16550-2. E-ISBN 978-90-474-3305-7. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:2148)

Language: English

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This book promotes the study of material spatiality in late antiquity: not just the study of buildings, but of the people, dress and objects used within them, drawing on all available source material. It seeks to explore the material world as it was lived in late antiquity, in an interpretative inquiry, rather than simply describing the evidence that has survived until today. The volume presents a series of comprehensive bibliographic essays which provide an overview of relevant literature, along with discussions of the nature of the sources, of relevant approaches and field methods. The main section of the book explores domestic space, vessels in context, dress, shops and workshops, religious space, and military space. Synthetic papers drawing on a wide range of archaeological, art-historical and textual sources are complemented by case-studies of context-rich late antique sites in the East Mediterranean and elsewhere, including Pella, Dura-Europos, Scythopolis, and Sagalassos.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Ellen Swift
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:29 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023 08:02 UTC
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