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Title Prehistoric, ancient Near Eastern and Aegean textiles and dress : an interdisciplinary anthology / edited by Mary Harlow, Cécile Michel and Marie-Louise Nosch
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014
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Series Ancient Textiles Series
Ancient textiles series.
Contents Investigating Neolithic and Copper Age textile production in Transylvania (Romania) : applied methods and results / Paula Mazare -- Spindle whorls from two prehistoric settlements on Thassos, north Aegean / Sophia Vakirtzi, Chaido Koukouli-Chryssanthaki and Stratis Papadopoulos -- Textiles texts of the Lagash II period / Richard Firth -- Searching for lost costumes : a few remarks about the royal costume in ancient Mesopotamia focusing on the Amorite kingdom of Mari / Ariane Thomas -- Elements for a comparative study of textile production and consumption in the Hittite Anatolia and its neighbours / Matteo Vigo, Giulia Baccelli and Benedetta Bellucci -- Buttons, pins, clips and belts : inconspicuous dress accessories from the burial context of the Mycenaean period (16th-12th cent. BC) / Eleni Konstantinidi-Syvridi -- Textile semitic loanwords in Mycenaean as Wanderwörter / Valentina Gasbarra -- Constructing masculinities through textile production in the ancient Near East / Agnès Garcia-Ventura -- Spindles and distaffs : late Bronze and early Iron Age eastern Mediterranean use of solid and tapered ivory/bone shafts / Caroline Sauvage -- Golden decorations in Assyrian textiles : an interdisciplinary approach / Salvatore Gaspa -- Erita's dress : contribution to the study of the Mycenaean priestesses' attire / Tina Boloti -- Flax and linen in the first millennium Babylonia BCE : origins, craft industry and uses of a remarkable textile / Louise Quillien -- Special traditions in Jewish garments and the rarity of mixing wool and linen threads in the same textile in the Jewish tradition / Orit Shamir
Summary Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and dress studies by discussing archaeological, iconographical and textual evidence within a broad geographical and chronological spectrum. The thirteen chapters explore issues, such as the analysis of textile tools, especially spindle whorls, and textile imprints for reconstructing textile production in contexts as different as Neolithic Transylvania,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Clothing and dress -- Aegean Sea Region -- History -- To 1500
Clothing and dress -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500.
Textile fabrics, Ancient -- Aegean Sea Region
Textile fabrics, Ancient -- Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Harlow, Mary, 1956- editor of compilation
Michel, Cécile, editor of compilation
Nosch, Marie-Louise, editor of compilation
LC no. 2015000893
ISBN 1782977228 (electronic bk)
9781782977223 (electronic bk)
(alk. paper)