This book promotes the study of material spatiality in late antiquity: not just the study of buildings, but of the people, dress and objects used within them, drawing on all available source material. It seeks to explore the material world as it was lived in late antiquity, in an interpretative inquiry, rather than simply describing the evidence that has survived until today. The volume presents a series of comprehensive bibliographic essays which provide an overview of relevant literature, along with discussions of the nature of the sources, of relevant approaches and field methods. The main section of the book explores domestic space, vessels in context, dress, shops and workshops, religious space, and military space. Synthetic papers drawing on a wide range of archaeological, art-historical and textual sources are complemented by case-studies of context-rich late antique sites in the East Mediterranean and elsewhere, including Pella, Dura-Europos, Scythopolis, and Sagalassos.
Objects in Context, Objects in Use
Edited by Alexander Sarantis, University of Kent and Neil Christie, University of Leicester
This collection of papers, arising from the Late Antique Archaeology conference series, explores war and warfare in Late Antiquity. Papers examine strategy and intelligence, weaponry, literary sources and topography, the West Roman Empire, the East Roman Empire, the Balkans, civil war and Italy.
Edited by Luke Lavan and Michael Mulryan
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the archaeology of 'paganism' in late antiquity. Papers explore the end of the temples, the nature of ritual deposits, the fate of religious statues and the iconography in material culutre. These are ...
Edited by David M. Gwynn and Susanne Bangert. Conceived and Co-ordinated by Luke Lavan. With the Assistance of Carlos Machado and Michael Mulryan
This volume in the ongoing Late Antique Archaeology series draws on material and textual evidence to explore the diverse religious world of Late Antiquity. Subjects include Jews and Samaritans, orthodoxy and heresy, pilgrimage, stylites, magic, the sacred and the secular.
Edited by Luke Lavan, Enrico Zanini and Alexander Sarantis
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines technology in late antiquity. Papers explore agriculture, production, engineering and building technologies, and include a bibliographic essay.
Edited by Luke Lavan, Lale Özgenel and Alexander Sarantis
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the housing in the late antique period, through thematic and regional syntheses, complemented by cases studies and two bibliographic essays.
Edited by William Bowden, Adam Gutteridge and Carlos Machado
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the social and political structures of the late antique period and the ways in which they are manifested in the archaeological and textual record.
Edited by William Bowden, Luke Lavan and Carlos Machado
This volume explores the late antique countryside, looking at social and political life, landscape change, villas, monasteries, pilgrimage sites and the fate of rural temples. A section is devoted to recent survey work in Turkey and a comprehensive bibliographic essay frames the work. With ...
Edited by Luke Lavan and William Bowden
This volume explores the theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to late antique archaeology. It considers broad themes such as social life, the economy, topography and long-term change, but also engages fully with the specific historical issues and evidential problems of ...
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