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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Mumcuoglu; Yosef Garfinkel
ISBN: 9781789250770 1789250773 9781789250794 178925079X
OCLC Number: 1048403181
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of Color Plates, Figures and Tables; Part I: Introduction, Methodology, Summarizing the Data, Discussion; Chapter 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; Chapter 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 Chapter 3: Summarizing the Data3.1. Categories of Representations; 3.2. Chronology of Recessed Openings; 3.3. Geography of Recessed Openings; Chapter 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; 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 fourth 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 of Later Periods; References; Plate section
Responsibility: Madeleine Mumcuoglu and Yosef Garfinkel.

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