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- DescriptionPresented through 20 case studies covering Europe and the Near East, Neighbours and Successors of Rome investigates development in the production of glass and the mechanisms of the wider glass ecomy as part of a wider material culture in Europe and the Near East around the later first millennium AD. Though highlighting and solidifying chrology, patterns of distribution, and typology, the primary aims of the collection are to present a new methodology that emphasises regional workshops, scientific data, and the wider trade culture. This methodology embraces a shift in conceptual approach to the study of glass by explaining typological change through the existence of a thriving supra-national commercial network that responded to market demands and combines the results of a range of new scientific techniques into a framework that stresses co-dependence and similarities between the various sites considered. Such an approach, particularly within Byzantine and Early Islamic glass production, is a pioneering concept that contextualises individual sites within the wider region. By twinning a critique of archaeometric methods with the latest archaeological research, the contributors present a foundation for glass research, seen through the lens of consumption demands and geographical necessity, that analyses production centres and traditional typological kwledge. In so doing the they bridge an important divide by demonstrating the co-habitability of diverse approaches and disciplines, linking, for example, the production of Campanulate bowls from Gallaecia with the burgeoning international late antique style. Equally, the particular details of those pieces allow us to identify a regional style as well as local production. As such this compilation provides a highly valuable resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians.
- Author BiographyDaniel Keller wrote his doctoral thesis on the glass finds from Petra in Jordan at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Byzantinische Archaologie Mainz in Germany from 2006 to 2009, and has been a librarian in the University of Basel since 2009. He has particular research interests in late antique, Byzantine and early Islamic glass in Jordan and Egypt. Jennifer Price is Emeritus Professor of Roman Provincial Archaeology at Durham University, UK. Her PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University, UK was on Roman glass in Spain and she has longstanding research interests in Roman and early Medieval glass from archaeological sites in western Europe and the Mediterranean region. Caroline Jackson is Reader in Archaeological Meterials in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests are in the study and scientific analysis of archaeological materials, specialising in glass and other vitreous materials such as faience, particularly relating to Bronze Age Egypt and the Aegean and on Roman glasses from consumption contexts.
- PublisherOxbow Books
- Date of Publication22/05/2014
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxbow Books
- Content Note81 colour illus, 95 b/w figs
- Weight1111 g
- Width170 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCaroline Jackson,Daniel Keller,Jennifer Price
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