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Author Van Oyen, Astrid, author.

Title How things make history : the Roman Empire and its terra sigillata pottery / Astrid Van Oyen
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016?]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 173 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ; 23
Amsterdam archaeological studies ; 23
Summary 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 travel so widely and be integrated so quickly into a range of contexts and practices? To answer this question, Van Oyen offers a fresh analysis in which objects are no longer passive props, but rather they actively shape historical trajectories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-166) and index
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Subject Material culture -- Rome
Pottery, Arretine -- Social aspects
Pottery, Roman -- Social aspects
Material culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Terra sigillata
Rome -- Civilization.
Rome (Empire)
Römisches Reich
Form Electronic book
ISBN 904852993X