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Materialising Roman histories

Author: Astrid Van Oyen; Martin Pitts
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017. ©20 ©2017
Series: University of Cambridge museum of classical archaeology monograph, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roman period witnessed an explosion in material culture, from everyday objects to large scale cities. The 15 papers here explore what it means to materialise Roman history, focusing on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Materialising Roman histories.
Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017023516
(OCoLC)973086114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Van Oyen; Martin Pitts
ISBN: 9781785706776 1785706772 9781785706790 1785706799
OCLC Number: 1000121500
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: What did objects do in the Roman world? Beyond representation / Astrid Van Oyen and Martin Pitts --
Writing power: the material culture of literacy as representation and practice / Hella Eckardt --
Soldiers in life and death. Material culture, the military, and mortality / Rob Collins --
Gallo-Belgic wares. Objects in motion in the early Roman northwest / Martin Pitts --
Discussion. Reflections on the representational use of artefact evidence / Martin Millett --
Standard time. Typologies in Roman antiquity / Alicia Jiménez --
Different similarities or similar differences? Thoughts on koine, oligopoly and regionalism / Jeroen Poblome, Senem Ozden Gerçeker and Maarten Loopmans --
Rethinking standardisation through late antique Sagalassos ceramic production. Tradition, improvisation and fluidity / Elizabeth A. Murphy --
Discussion. Material standards / Robin Osborne --
Finding the material in 'material culture'. Form and matter in Roman concrete / Astrid Van Oyen --
Design, function and everyday social practice. Artefacts and Roman social history / Ellen Swift --
Object ontology and cultural taxonomies. Examining the agency of style, material and objects in classification through Egyptian material culture in Pompeii and Rome / Eva Mol --
Discussion. Object-scapes. Towards a material constitution of Romanness? / Miguel John Versluys --
On theory-building in Roman archaeology. The potential for new approaches to materiality and practice / Andrew Gardner --
Roman things and Roman people. A cultural ecology of the Roman world / Greg Woolf.
Series Title: University of Cambridge museum of classical archaeology monograph, no. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Astrid Van Oyen and Martin Pitts.

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