Late Cypriote terracotta figurines

a study in context

Author: Patrick Begg

Publisher: Coronet Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 6510

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Women in Antiquity

Real Women across the Ancient World

Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin,Jean Macintosh Turfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317219902

Category: History

Page: 1074

View: 9414

This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women. Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.
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Medelhavsmuseet

Focus on the Mediterranean

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: N.A

View: 1347

Posted in Mediterranean Region

JPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion, Prehistoric

Page: N.A

View: 9979

Posted in Religion, Prehistoric

Antiquity

Author: Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 435

View: 4761

Includes section "Reviews."
Posted in Science

Cyprus

Author: Paschalis Kitromilides

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851092130

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 7282

The name of the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is often associated with great power rivalries, regional political antagonism and multiple ethnic and partisan conflicts. Yet this island is much more. It is endowed with an impressive cultural heritage and is distinguished by an evolving tradition of art and creative expression. Strategically positioned at the threshold of three continents, Cyprus has long been a crossroads for East and West. Its geographical position has shaped both its history and its culture. This volume offers guidance to both older classics and to an extensive range of works on modern scholarship.
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Hala Sultan Tekke

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hala Sultan Tekke Site (Cyprus)

Page: N.A

View: 9368

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An Archaeology of Prehistoric Bodies and Embodied Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean

Author: Maria Mina,Sevi Triantaphyllou,Yiannis Papadatos

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702920

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 5078

In the long tradition of the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean bodies have held a prominent role in the form of figurines, frescos, or skeletal remains, and have even been responsible for sparking captivating portrayals of the Mother-Goddess cult, the elegant women of Minoan Crete or the deeds of heroic men. Growing literature on the archaeology and anthropology of the body has raised awareness about the dynamic and multifaceted role of the body in experiencing the world and in the construction, performance and negotiation of social identity. In these 28 thematically arranged papers, specialists in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean confront the perceived invisibility of past bodies and ask new research questions. Contributors discuss new and old evidence; they examine how bodies intersect with the material world, and explore the role of body-situated experiences in creating distinct social and other identities. Papers range chronologically from the Palaeolithic to the Early Iron Age and cover the geographical regions of the Aegean, Cyprus and the Near East. They highlight the new possibilities that emerge for the interpretation of the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean through a combined use of body-focused methodological and theoretical perspectives that are nevertheless grounded in the archaeological record.
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Engendering Aphrodite

Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus

Author: Diane R. Bolger,Nancy J. Serwint

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 457

View: 9951

This is a collection of papers which focus on issues of gender and society in ancient Cyprus from the Neolithic to Roman periods.
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Library Catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A-E

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780783820613

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2530

Posted in Art

Acta Cypria

Acts of an International Congress on Cypriote Archaeology Held in Göteborg on 22-24 August 1991

Author: Paul Åström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: 407

View: 3176

Posted in Archaeology

International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222863

Category: English imprints

Page: 1366

View: 8358

Posted in English imprints

Gnomon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 1805

Posted in Archaeology

Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

Author: Marissa Marthari,Colin Renfrew,Michael Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785701967

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 3223

The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-asssement sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7572

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.
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The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean

Author: A. Bernard Knapp,Peter van Dommelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131619406X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 3188

The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean offers new insights into the material and social practices of many different Mediterranean peoples during the Bronze and Iron Ages, presenting in particular those features that both connect and distinguish them. Contributors discuss in depth a range of topics that motivate and structure Mediterranean archaeology today, including insularity and connectivity; mobility, migration, and colonization; hybridization and cultural encounters; materiality, memory, and identity; community and household; life and death; and ritual and ideology. The volume's broad coverage of different approaches and contemporary archaeological practices will help practitioners of Mediterranean archaeology to move the subject forward in new and dynamic ways. Together, the essays in this volume shed new light on the people, ideas, and materials that make up the world of Mediterranean archaeology today, beyond the borders that separate Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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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

View: 5634

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
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