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Crossing the threshold : architecture, iconography and the sacred entrance

Author: Madeleine Mumcuoglu; Yosef Garfinkel
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a highly illustrated discourse on the symbolism and role of recessed entranceways in religious and other public buildings from the Neolithic to the present time

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Mumcuoglu; Yosef Garfinkel
ISBN: 1789250765 9781789250763
OCLC Number: 1029884495
Description: xxxii, 176 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction, Methodology, Summarizing the Data, Discussion --
ch. 1 Introduction --
1.1.How Is this Study Organized? --
1.2.The Research Questions --
1.3.Definition of Recessed Openings --
1.4.Recessed Openings: History of Research --
ch. 2 Methodology --
2.1.Identifying the Motif --
2.2.Selection of Samples --
2.3.Geographical and Chronological Boundaries --
2.4.Dating the Samples --
2.5.Presentation of the Data --
2.6.Subdivision of the Data --
ch. 3 Summarizing the Data --
3.1.Categories of Representations --
3.2.Chronology of Recessed Openings --
3.3.Geography of Recessed Openings --
ch. 4 Discussion --
4.1.Local Developments or Diffusion? --
4.2.The Adaptation of Recessed Openings --
4.3.Recessed Openings as Decoration --
4.4.Recessed Openings as an Icon of Social Order --
4.5.Recessed Openings as a Liminal Marker --
4.6.Conclusions --
pt. II The Data: Recessed Openings in Architecture, Iconography and Text Note continued: ch. 5 Recessed Openings from Late Prehistoric Mesopotamia (fifth and fourth millennia BCE) --
ch. 6 Recessed Openings of the World's Earliest Cities (late fourth and third millennia BCE Mesopotamia) --
ch. 7 Recessed Openings in Second Millennium BCE Mesopotamia and Adjacent Regions --
ch. 8 Recessed Openings in First Millennium BCE Mesopotamia --
ch. 9 Recessed Openings in the Iron Age and Persian Period in the Levant, Sardinia and Carthage (10th to fourth centuries BCE) --
ch. 10 Recessed Openings in Late Antiquity Judaism --
ch. 11 Recessed Openings in the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (sixth century BCE to third century CE) --
ch. 12 Recessed Openings in Early Christian Architecture: Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic (fourth century to 13th century CE) --
ch. 13 Recessed Openings of Later Periods.
Responsibility: Madeleine Mumcuoglu and Yosef Garfinkel.

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