A Rural Economy in Transition

Asia Minor from Late Antiquity Into the Early Middle Ages

Author: Adam Izdebski

Publisher: Journal of Juristic Papyrology

ISBN: 9788392591986

Category: History

Page: 261

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This book deals with one of the key moments in the history of Byzantium and Europe and, namely the transitional period between Antiquity and Middle Ages, a topic which gains particularattention among scholars from multiple fields: historians, archaeologists and philologists.

Digital Papyrology I

Methods, Tools and Trends

Author: Nicola Reggiani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110547600

Category: History

Page: 326

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Since the very beginnings of the digital humanities, Papyrology has been in the vanguard of the application of information technologies to its own scientific purposes, for both theoretical and practical reasons (the strong awareness towards the problems of human memory and the material ways of preserving it; the need to work with a multifarious and overwhelming amount of different data). After more than thirty years of development, we have now at our disposal the most advanced tools to make papyrological studies more and more effective, and even to create a new conception of "papyrology" and a new model of "edition" of the ancient documents. At this turining point, it is important to build an epistemological framework including all the different expressions of Digital Papyrology, to trace a historical sketch setting the background of the contemporary tools, and to provide a clear overview of the current theoretical and technological trends, so that all the possibilities currently available can be exploited following uniform pathways. The volume represents an innovative attempt to deal with such topics, usually relegated into very quick and general treatments within journal articles or papyrological handbooks.

Digital and Traditional Epigraphy in Context

Proceedings of the EAGLE 2016 International Conference

Author: Silvia Orlandi,Raffaella Santucci,Francesco Mambrini,Pietro Maria Liuzzo

Publisher: Sapienza Università Editrice

ISBN: 8893770210

Category: Computers

Page: 446

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This volume collects the proceedings of the final conference of the European project EAGLE (Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy), held at the Sapienza University of Rome on January 28-30th 2016.

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

Bosworth 1485

A Battlefield Rediscovered

Author: Glenn Foard,Anne Curry

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782971734

Category: History

Page: 264

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Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. The action on 22 August 1485 brought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, Bosworth was also the most famous lost battlefield in England. Between 2005 and 2010, the techniques of battlefield archaeology were used in a major research programme to locate the site. Bosworth 1485: a battlefield rediscovered is the result. Using data from historical documents, landscape archaeology, metal detecting survey, ballistics and scientific analysis, the volume explores each aspect of the investigation _ from the size of the armies, their weaponry, and the battlefield terrain to exciting new evidence of the early use of artillery _ in order to identify where and how the fighting took place. Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts

Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone

Author: Asad Q. Ahmed,Behnam Sadeghi,Robert G. Hoyland,Adam Silverstein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004281711

Category: History

Page: 670

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This collected volume brings together a range of articles in honor of Professor Patricia Crone.

Ancient Literacy

Author: William V. HARRIS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674033818

Category: History

Page: 383

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W. V. Harris provides the first thorough exploration of the levels, types, and functions of literacy in the classical world, from the invention of the Greek alphabet about 800 B.C. down to the fifth century A.D.

Early Christianity in Contexts

An Exploration across Cultures and Continents

Author: William Tabbernee

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441245715

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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This major work draws on current archaeological and textual research to trace the spread of Christianity in the first millennium. William Tabbernee, an internationally renowned scholar of the history of Christianity, has assembled a team of expert historians to survey the diverse forms of early Christianity as it spread across centuries, cultures, and continents. Organized according to geographical areas of the late antique world, this book examines what various regions looked like before and after the introduction of Christianity. How and when was Christianity (or a new form or expression of it) introduced into the region? How were Christian life and thought shaped by the particularities of the local setting? And how did Christianity in turn influence or reshape the local culture? The book's careful attention to local realities adds depth and concreteness to students' understanding of early Christianity, while its broad sweep introduces them to first-millennium precursors of today's variegated, globalized religion. Numerous photographs, sidebars, and maps are included.

The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

Author: Roger S. Bagnall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843694

Category: History

Page: 712

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Thousands of documentary and literary texts written on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Persian, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Here experts provide a comprehensive guide to understanding this ancient documentary evidence.

New Perspectives on Late Antiquity in the Eastern Roman Empire

Author: Ana de Francisco Heredero,David Hernández de la Fuente,Susana Torres Prieto

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869473

Category: History

Page: 485

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The present volume presents some of the latest research trends in the study of Late Antiquity in the Eastern Roman Empire from a multi-disciplinary perspective, encompassing not only social, economic and political history, but also philology, philosophy and legal history. The volume focuses on the interaction between the periphery and the core of the Eastern Empire, and the relations between Eastern Romans and Barbarians in various geographic areas, during the approximate millennium that elapsed between the Fall of Rome and the Fall of Constantinople, paying special attention to the earliest period. By introducing the reader to some innovative and ground-breaking recent theories, the contributors to the present volume, an attractive combination of leading scholars in their respective fields and promising young researchers, offer a fresh and thought-provoking examination of Byzantium during Late Antiquity and beyond.

Tebtunis Papyri 3

Author: Arthur Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780901212832

Category: History

Page: 256

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Papyri nos 826-1093. (Egypt Exploration Society, Graeco-Roman Memoirs 25, 1938)

Violence in Roman Egypt

A Study in Legal Interpretation

Author: Ari Z. Bryen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208218

Category: History

Page: 376

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What can we learn about the world of an ancient empire from the ways that people complain when they feel that they have been violated? What role did law play in people's lives? And what did they expect their government to do for them when they felt harmed and helpless? If ancient historians have frequently written about nonelite people as if they were undifferentiated and interchangeable, Ari Z. Bryen counters by drawing on one of our few sources of personal narratives from the Roman world: over a hundred papyrus petitions, submitted to local and imperial officials, in which individuals from the Egyptian countryside sought redress for acts of violence committed against them. By assembling these long-neglected materials (also translated as an appendix to the book) and putting them in conversation with contemporary perspectives from legal anthropology and social theory, Bryen shows how legal stories were used to work out relations of deference within local communities. Rather than a simple force of imperial power, an open legal system allowed petitioners to define their relationships with their local adversaries while contributing to the body of rules and expectations by which they would live in the future. In so doing, these Egyptian petitioners contributed to the creation of Roman imperial order more generally.

Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus

Author: William Allen Johnson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802037343

Category: History

Page: 371

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Close analysis of formal and conventional features of the bookrolls not only provides detailed information on the bookroll industry- but also, in turn, suggests some intriguing questions and provisional answers about the ways in which the use and function of the bookroll among ancient readers may differ from modern or medieval practice.

The Chapel of Kahai and His Family

Author: Miral Lashien

Publisher: Australian Center for Egyptology

ISBN: 9780856688362

Category: History

Page: 54

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The tomb of Kahai and his family was previously published only in black and white photographs by Moussa and Altenmuller under the title of The Tomb of Nefer and Ka-Hay. As one of the most colourful tombs of the Old Kingdom, the present publication offers magnificently rich colour plates and context line drawings showing all the intricate details of the scenes and inscriptions. As such, this monograph is a significant addition to the study of Egyptian art in the Old Kingdom. Contrary to the belief that Nefer prepared the joint tomb for himself and his father Kahai, the author shows that we have here a rare case of a son dying before his father with the latter adding an alcove dedicated for his son in his chapel. Other sons of Kahai were later included in the decoration, making this a true family burial place."

Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel

Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

Author: Oxford Old Testament Seminar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567473643

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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This important work on Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel is the product of an impressive international team of twenty-three outstanding scholars, most of whom are well-known, established names, while a few are able, younger scholars beginning to make their mark on the field. The volume approaches its subject from a remarkable number of different angles, with essays ranging from Israel's ancient Near Eastern background right through to the New Testament, but the majority of essays concentrate on Prophecy and the Prophets in the Old Testament. Particular attention is paid to the following subjects: Prophecy amongst Israel's Ancient Near Eastern Neighbours; Female Prophets in both Israel and the Ancient Near East; Israelite Prophecy in the Light of modern Sociological, Anthropological and Psychological Insights; Deuteronomy 18.9-22, the Prophets and Scripture; Elijah, Elisha and Prophetic Succession; the Theology of Amos; Hosea and the Baal cu All the contributions, previously unpublished, arise from papers delivered at the Oxford Old Testament seminar.

Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress

Author: Marie-Louise Nosch,C_cile Michel,Mary Harlow

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977198

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and dress studies by discussing archaeological, iconographical and textual evidence within a broad geographical and chronological spectrum. The thirteen chapters explore issues, such as the analysis of textile tools, especially spindle whorls, and textile imprints for reconstructing textile production in contexts as different as Neolithic Transylvania, the Early Bronze Age North Aegean and the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean; the importance of cuneiform clay tablets as a documentary source for both drawing a detailed picture of the administration of a textile industry and for addressing gender issues, such as the construction of masculinity in the Sumerian kingdoms of the 3rd millennium BC; and discussions of royal and priestly costumes and clothing ornaments in the Mesopotamian kingdom of Mari and in Mycenaean culture. Textile terms testify to intensive exchanges between Semitic and Indo-European languages, especially within the terminology of trade goods. The production and consumption of textiles and garments are demonstrated in 2nd millennium Hittite Anatolia; from 1st millennium BC Assyria, a cross-disciplinary approach combines texts, realia and iconography to produce a systematic study of golden dress decorations; and finally, the important discussion of fibres, flax and wool, in written and archaeological sources is evidence for delineating the economy of linen and the strong symbolic value of fibre types in 1st millennium Babylonia and the Southern Levant. The volume is part of a pair together with Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress: An Interdisciplinary Anthology edited by Mary Harlow and Marie-Louise Nosch.