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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: Foreword Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables Part I. Introduction, Methodology, Summarizing the Data, Discussion Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Methodology Chapter 3: Summarizing the Data Chapter 4: Discussion Part II. The Data: Recessed Openings in Architecture, Iconography and Text Chapter 5: Recessed Openings from Late Prehistoric Mesopotamia (fifth and fourth millennia BCE) Chapter 6: Recessed Openings of the World's Earliest Cities (late fourth and third millennia BCE Mesopotamia) Chapter 7: Recessed Openings in Second Millennium BCE Mesopotamia and Adjacent Regions Chapter 8: Recessed Openings in First Millennium BCE Mesopotamia Chapter 9: Recessed Openings in the Iron Age and Persian Period in the Levant, Sardinia and Carthage (10th to 4th centuries BCE) Chapter 10: Recessed Openings in Late Antiquity Judaism Chapter 11: Recessed Openings in the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (sixth century BCE to third century CE) Chapter 12: Recessed Openings in Early Christian Architecture: Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic (fourth century to 13th century CE) Chapter 13: Recessed Openings in later Periods References
Responsibility: Madeleine Mumcuoglu and Yosef Garfinkel.

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