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Roman Glass - Reflections on Cultural Change

Roman Glass - Reflections on Cultural Change


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Artikelcode: 9282

 

Roman Glass - Reflections on Cultural Change
208 pages
Color and b&w photos
Hard cover
29 x 21 cm
1;110 kg
English

Abundantly illustrated with 134 color plates, additional figures, and captioned frontispieces for each chapter, this book traces how social attitudes and historical events in the Roman world-slavery and materialism, wars and plagues among them-influenced how glasswork developed there from the 1st century BC to the 6th century AD. Woven into this story is the place of glassware in Roman everyday life, from the lady-of-the-house's cosmetic preparations each morning to the setting of table for the evening meal. Here too are two illustrated appendices, considering the technology of ancient glassmaking and how its users viewed the properties and merits of glass.