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Archaic Societies
Archaic Societies (March 2009)
Diversity and Complexity across the Midcontinent
Thomas E. Emerson - Editor
Dale L. McElrath - Editor
Andrew C. Fortier - Editor

Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.

Sweeping and detailed, this long-awaited volume is an indispensable guide to the Archaic period across the midcontinent. Archaeologists throughout the region share the latest excavation results and analytical perspectives to reveal and reinterpret the worlds of those Native peoples who lived there for some 9,000 ...(Read More)
 
 
Excavating Victorians
Excavating Victorians (November 2007)
Virginia Zimmerman - Author

How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.

Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the e...(Read More)
 
 
The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China
The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China (April 2007)
Text and Ritual Practice in the Eighth through Fourteenth Centuries
Christian de Pee - Author

A groundbreaking work that treats writing as a ritual practice and texts as ritual objects.

Approaching writing as a form of cultural practice and understanding text as an historical object, this booknot only recovers elements of the ritual practice of Middle-Period weddings, but also reassesses the relationship between texts and the Middle-Period past. Its fourfold narrative of the writing of weddings and its ...(Read More)
 
 
Anglo-Saxon Styles
Anglo-Saxon Styles (September 2003)
Catherine E. Karkov - Editor
George Hardin Brown - Editor

Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

Art historian Meyer Schapiro defined style as "the constant form—and sometimes the constant elements, qualities, and expression—in the art of an individual or group." Today, style is frequently overlooked as a critical tool, with our interest instead resting with the personal, the ephemeral, and the fragmentary. ...(Read More)
 
 
Anaximander and the Architects
Anaximander and the Architects (January 2001)
The Contributions of Egyptian and Greek Architectural Technologies to the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Robert Hahn - Author

Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.

Anaximander and the Architects opens a previously unexplored avenue into Presocratic philosophy--the technology of monumental architecture. The evidence, coming directly from sixth century b.c.e. building sites and bypassing Aristotle, sho...(Read More)
 
 
The Insular Tradition
The Insular Tradition (October 1997)
Catherine E. Karkov - Editor
Robert T. Farrell - Editor
Michael Ryan - Editor

"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.

A generously illustrated collection, The Insular Tradition explores the various ways in which tradition becomes part of our definition of insular culture and cultural history. The essays are the outcome of a conference held within the Medieval Academy of Americ...(Read More)
 
 
Excavations and Their Objects
Excavations and Their Objects (February 1996)
Freud's Collection of Antiquity
Stephen Barker - Editor

This is a collection of essays concerned with the thematic implications of Freud's deep interest in the art objects in his collection of antiquity.

"Freud's collection, as well as the act of collecting in itself, are of very great significance. It deepens our understanding of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. It also adds to our understanding of Freud as representative of his tim...(Read More)
 
 
Unfolding A Mandala
Unfolding A Mandala (July 1993)
The Buddhist Cave Temples at Ellora
Geri H. Malandra - Author

Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora and places them in the context of Buddhist art and iconography.

Ellora's twelve Buddhist cave temples, dating from the early seventh to the early eighth centuries, preserve an unparalleled one-hundred-year sequence of architectural and ico...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China
Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China (August 1992)
Steven F. Sage - Author

Recent archaeological finds in China have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient history of Sichuan, the country's most populous province. Excavated artifacts and new recovered texts now supplement traditional textual materials. Together, these data show how Sichuan matured from peripheral obscurity to attain central importance in the Chinese empire during the first millennium B.C.

"What I like most about this manuscript is that it i...(Read More)
 
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