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How things make history : the Roman Empire and its terra sigillata pottery

Author: Astrid Van Oyen
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016?]
Series: Amsterdam archaeological studies, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bright red 'terra sigillata' pots dating to the first three centuries CE can be found throughout the Western Roman provinces. The pots' widespread distribution and recognisability make them key evidence in the effort to reconstruct the Roman Empire's economy and society. Drawing on recent ideas in material culture, this book asks a radically new question: what was it about the pots themselves that allowed them to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Van Oyen
ISBN: 9789462980549 9462980543
OCLC Number: 945087019
Description: x, 173 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: PREFACE[-]1. On avoiding retrospection[-]2. Bright red shiny pots: Is there more to terra sigillata?[-]3. Practice before type: Sigillata production at lezoux (1st-2nd centuries AD)[-]4. Points of redefinition: Distribution, firing lists, and kiln loads (1st century AD)[-]5. the Question of stability: Sigillata and 'Rhenish' wares between Lezoux and Trier (2nd-3rd centuries AD)[-]6. Before meaning: Reproduction and consumption of terra sigillata and 'Rhenish' wares in Essex (2nd-3rd centuries AD)[-]7. Things in history/things a history[-]APPENDIX 1. STAMP ASSEMBLAGES[-]REFERENCES[-]INDEX
Series Title: Amsterdam archaeological studies, 23.
Responsibility: Astrid Van Oyen.
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This study constitutes a highly theoretical, conceptual and, at the same time, detailed technical study of sigillata for the 21st century. - Martha W. Baldwin Bowsky, University of the Pacific, CA in Read more...

 
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