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An understanding of textiles and the role they played in the past is important for anyone interested in past societies. Textiles served - and in fact still do - as both functional and symbolic items. The evidence for ancient textiles in Europe is split quite definitely along a north-south divide, with an abundance of actual examples in the north, but precious little in the south, where indirect evidence comes from such things as vase painting and frescoes. This volume brings together these two schools to look in more detail at textiles in the ancient world, and is based on a conference held in Denamrk and Sweden in March 2003. Section one, Production and Organisation, takes a chronological look through more than four thousand years of history, from Syria in the mid-third millennium BC, to Seventeenth Century Germany. Section two, Crafts and Technology, focuses on the relationship between the primary producer (the craftsman) and the secondary receiver (the archaeologist/conservator). The third section, Society, examines the symbolic nature of textiles, and their place within ancient societal groups. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on the universality of textiles, and the importance of information exchange between scholars from different disciplines.

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A novel feature of this conference on textile study held in March 2003 was interchange between interdisciplinary scholars and craftspeople. Gillis (archeology and ancient history, Lund U.) and Nosch (history, U. of Copenhagen) introduce 38 papers weaving together the themes of methods and background studies, production and organization, craft and technology, and the key role of textiles in society generally rather than focusing on specific geographical areas or periods. The volume includes guidelines for excavating ancient textiles and use of a digital camera for documenting them, some color illustrations, and site maps, but lacks an index. Published jointly by Oxbow Books and The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This volume looks in detail at textiles in the ancient world and is based on a conference held in Denmark and Sweden in March 2003. Section one, Production and Organisation, takes a chronological look through more than four thousand years of history, from Syria in the mid-third millennium BC, to seventeenth-century Germany. Section two, Crafts and Technology, focuses on the relationship between the primary producer (the craftsman) and the secondary receiver (the archaeologist/conservator). The third section, Society, examines the symbolic nature of textiles, and their place within ancient societal groups. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the universality of textiles and the importance of information exchange between scholars from different disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842172025
Editor:
Nosch, Marie-Louise B.
Editor:
Gillis, Carole
Editor:
Nosch, Marie-Louise B.
Editor:
Gillis, Carole
Author:
Gillis, Carole
Publisher:
Oxbow Books Limited
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
10.96x8.75x1.05 in. 4.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume looks in detail at textiles in the ancient world and is based on a conference held in Denmark and Sweden in March 2003. Section one, Production and Organisation, takes a chronological look through more than four thousand years of history, from Syria in the mid-third millennium BC, to seventeenth-century Germany. Section two, Crafts and Technology, focuses on the relationship between the primary producer (the craftsman) and the secondary receiver (the archaeologist/conservator). The third section, Society, examines the symbolic nature of textiles, and their place within ancient societal groups. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the universality of textiles and the importance of information exchange between scholars from different disciplines.
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