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Ancient glass : an interdisciplinary exploration

Author: Julian Henderson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge Univ Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed interdisciplinary exploration of ancient glass, examining why and how glass was invented and various contexts of its subsequent development and use.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Henderson
ISBN: 1107551900 9781107551909 9781107006737 1107006732
OCLC Number: 995558103
Description: 433 p. : ill.
Contents: 1. Glass as a material: a technological background in fiaence, pottery and metal?; 2. Ways to flux silica: ashes and minerals; 3. Silica, lime and glass colorants; 4. Glass chemical compositions; 5. Early glass: archaeology; 6. Scientific analysis of early glass; 7. Hellenistic to Roman: a change from small- to large-scale glass production?; 8. Scientific studies of Hellenistic and early Roman glass; 9. Islamic glass: technological continuity and innovation; 10. Chemical analyses of Islamic glasses; 11. The provenance of ancient glass; 12. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Julian Henderson.

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