Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: archaeology, epigraphy, iconography

Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: archaeology, epigraphy, iconography

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842174890
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Series: ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES , #12
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marie-Louise Nosch is Director of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen and Research Professor at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen. She is the editor of many titles in the Ancient Textiles series.

Eva Andersson Strand is Associate Professor at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Henriette Koefoed, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch)

1. Functions and Uses of Textiles in the Ancient Near East Summary and Perspectives (Catherine Breniquet)

2. The Emergence of the Ghassulian Textile Industry in the Southern Levant, Chalcolithic Period (c. 4500-4000 BCE) (Janet Levy & Isaac Gilead)

3. Textile Production in Palatial and Non-Palatial Contexts: the Case of Tel Kabri

(Nurith Goshen & Assaf Yasur-Landau & Eric H. Cline)

4. Textiles, Value, and the Early Economies of North Syria and Anatolia

(David R. A. Lumb)

5. Technology and Palace Economy in Middle Bronze Age Anatolia: the Case of the Crescent Shaped Loom Weight

(Agnete Wisti Lassen)

6. Her Share of the Profits: Women, Agency, and Textile Production a Kültepe/Kanesh in the Early Second Millennium BC

(Allison Karmel Thomason)

7. Visualising Ancient Textiles – how to make a Textile visible on the Basis of an Interpretation of an Ur III Text

(Eva Andersson Strand & Maria Cybulska)

8. The Costumes of Inanna/Ishtar

(Bernice Jones)

9. Considering the Finishing of Textiles based on Neo-Sumerian Inscriptions from Girsu

(Richard Firth)

10. Tapestries in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages of the Ancient Near East

(Joanna S. Smith)

11. Spinning from old Threads: The Whorls from Ugarit

(Caroline Sauvage)

12. Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Innovations in Mediterranean Textile Production at the End of the 2nd/Beginning of the 1st Millennium BCE

(Laura B. Mazow)

13. Textile Production and Consumption in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

(Salvatore Gaspa)

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