Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam

Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam

by G. W. Bowersock
     
 

Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to… See more details below

Overview

Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to civic pride. Attending to one of the most evocative languages of the ages, his work reveals a fusion of cultures and religions that speaks to us across time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022928
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Revealing Antiquity Series, #16
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Maps

2. Myths

3. Cities

4. Iconoclasms

5. Contexts

Bibliography

List of Illustrations

Index

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