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Dressing Judeans and Christians in antiquity

Author: Kristi Upson-Saia; Carly Daniel-Hughes; Alicia J Batten
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014.
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"This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories. Contributors demonstrate how dress developed as a topos within Judean and Christian rhetoric, symbolism, and performance, and show how religious meanings were entangled with other social logics, revealing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristi Upson-Saia; Carly Daniel-Hughes; Alicia J Batten
ISBN: 9781472422767 1472422767 1472422775 9781472422774 1472423348 9781472423344
OCLC Number: 874557673
Description: xvi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 DRESS AND THE SOCIAL BODY --
1. What to Wear: Women's Adornment and Judean Identity in the Third Century Mishnah / Naftali S. Cohn --
2.Coming Apart at the Seams: Cross-dressing, Masculinity, and the Social Body in Late Antiquity / Maria E. Doerfler --
pt. 2 DRESS AND RELATIONALITY --
3."The Holy Habit and the Teachings of the Elders": Clothing and Social Memory in Late Antique Monasticism / Rebecca Krawiec --
4. Unraveling the Pallium Dispute between Gregory the Great and John of Ravenna / Adam Serfass --
pt. 3 DRESS AND CHARACTER TYPES --
5. The Unibrow That Never Was: Paul's Appearance in the Acts of Paul and Thecla / Callie Callon --
6. Adorning the Protagonist: The Use of Dress in the Book of Judith / Erin K. Vearncombe --
pt. 4 DRESS AND STATUS CHANGE --
7.A Robe like Lightning: Clothing Changes and Identification in Joseph and Aseneth / Meredith Warren --
8. Hairiness and Holiness in the Early Christian Desert / Kristi Upson-Saia. Contents note continued: pt. 5 DRESS, IMAGE, AND DISCOURSE --
9. Sizing up the Philosopher's Cloak: Christian Verbal and Visual Representations of the Tribon / Arthur P. Urbano --
10. Imagining Judean Priestly Dress: The Berne Josephus and Judaea Capta Coinage / Joan E. Taylor --
pt. 6 DRESS AND MATERIAL REALITIES --
11. Putting on the Perfect Man: Clothing and Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip / Carly Daniel-Hughes --
12. The Paradoxical Pearl: Signifying the Pearl East and West / Alicia J. Batten.
Responsibility: Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College, USA, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Concordia University, Canada, Alicia J. Batten, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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