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Title Things that travelled : Mediterranean glass in the first millennium CE / edited by Daniela Rosenow, Matt Phelps, Andrew Meek and Ian Freestone.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (362 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Recent research has demonstrated that, in the Roman, Late Antique, Early Islamic and Medieval worlds, glass was traded over long distances, from the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly Egypt and Israel, to Northern Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe. 'Things that travelled', a collaboration between the UCL Early Glass Technology Research Network, the Association for the History of Glass and the British Museum, aims to build on this knowledge. Covering all aspects of glass production, technology, distribution and trade in Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval/Early Islamic times, including studies from Britain, Egypt, Cyprus, Italy and many others, the volume combines the strengths of the sciences and cultural studies to offer a new approach to research on ancient glass. By bringing together such a varied mix of contributors, specialising in a range of geographical areas and chronological time frames, this volume also offers a valuable contribution to broader discussions on glass within political, economic, cultural and historical arenas.
Note Print version record.
Contents IntroductionHIMT -- compositional characteristics; Materials and methods; Results; Discussion; Glass composition and the addition of manganese; Commodity branding in the primary glass industry; The origins and distribution of HIMT; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 9 Consumption, working and trade of Late Antique glass from north Adriatic Italy: An archaeometric perspective; Introduction; Sites and materials; Sites; Materials; Analytical methods; Results and discussion; Compositional groups; HIMT; Levantine 1; Serie 3.2; Links between types and compositional groups; Isotope analysis
6 Trading North: Glass-working beyond the edge of the empireIntroduction; Materials and analytical methods; Results and discussion; Opaque red glass; Opaque yellow glass; Blue glass; Clear glass; Other colours; Bead fabrication; Discussion and conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 7 Into Africa: The biography of Roman vessel glass in the Sahara Desert; Introduction; Manufacture and provenance; Trade and transport; Use and re-use; Curation, fetishism and discard; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 8 HIMT, glass composition and commodity branding in the primary glass industry
Impact of sea currents and wind-driven circulations on the distribution of glass in (Late) AntiquityObjectives; First results from study of the material; First results through archaeometric study; Single melting event; Conclusion; References; 5 Things that travelled: Precious things for special people?; Introduction; Emerald green glass and primary production; What flux was used for emerald green glass?; When and where was emerald green glass coloured?; Emerald green glass and secondary production; Discussion; Acknowledgements; References
Late Roman periodMethodology for further work; Preliminary results; Conclusion; Appendix A; References; 3 A Late Antique manganese-decolourised glass composition: Interpreting patterns and mechanisms of distribution; Introduction; Materials; Characteristics of the chemical glass composition; Chronology, patterns and mechanisms of distribution; Mn-decolourised Late Antique composition and Seie 2.1; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Glass production and consumption in Cyprus in Late Antiquity (fourth-seventh century ce); Introduction
Intro; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Foreword; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of Contributors; 1 A special group of early Christian glass 'gems' from Greece; Introduction; Glass workshop in Vasileos Irakleiou 44, Thessaloniki; Distribution range; Solinos; Ierissos; Fourka; Louloudies; Dion; Velika; Constantinople; Other sites; Uses; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 2 Gold-glasses: From their origin to Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean; Introduction; Object of the study; Late Classical period; Hellenistic period; Late Hellenistic and early Roman period
Subject Glass trade -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Glass manufacture -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Glass manufacture. (OCoLC)fst00943191
Glass trade. (OCoLC)fst00943264
Mediterranean Region. (OCoLC)fst01239752
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Rosenow, Daniela, editor.
Phelps, Matt, editor.
Meek, Andrew, editor.
Freestone, Ian, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Things that travelled. Mediterranean glass in the first millennium AD. London : UCL Press 2018 9781787351196 (OCoLC)1016786103
ISBN 9781787351172 (electronic bk.)
1787351173 (electronic bk.)

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