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Fashioned selves : dress and identity in antiquity / edited by Megan Cifarelli

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Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2019.
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1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Includes bibliographical references.
1. Fashioned identity in the Şərur Valley, Azerbaijan: Kurgan CR8 -- 2. To toggle back and forth : clothing pins and portable identities in the Old Assyrian Period -- 3. Male dress habits in Roman period Palmyra -- 4. Dressed to heal, protect and rule : vestiges of shamanic praxis in ancient Near Eastern rituals and beliefs -- 5. A proposal for interpreting the role of colour symbolism in Prepalatial Cretan body adornment -- 6. Biblical regulation of tattooing in the light of ancient Near Eastern practices -- 7. Weapons and weaving instruments as symbols of gender in the Ancient Near East -- 8. Israelite high priestly apparel: embodying an identity between human and divine -- 9. A feather in your cap : symbols of "Philistine" warrior status? -- 10. Some observations on fringe in Elamite dress -- 11. The impenetrable body : armour and the male nude in Greek art -- 12. Dressed to dazzle, dressed to kill : staging Assurbanipal in the royal lion hunt reliefs from Nineveh -- 13. Banqueting, dress, and the idealized Sogdian merchant -- 14. A sense of stone and clay : the inter-corporeal disposition of Minoan glyptic -- 15. The phenomenology and sensory experience of dress in Mesopotamia : the embodiment of discomfort and pain through dress -- 16. The tangible self : embodiment, agency, and the functions of adornment in Achaemenid Persia.
"The study of dress in antiquity has expanded in the last 20 years, evolving from investigations of costume and ethnicity in ancient art and texts and analyses of terms relating to textiles and their production, to broader studies of the social roles of dressed bodies in ancient contexts, texts, and images. This volume emerges from Approaches to Dress and the Body sessions at the Annual Meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research in 2016 and 2017, as well as sessions relating to ancient dress and personal adornment at the Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America in 2018. Following the broad notion of dress first presented in Eicher and Roach-Higgins in 1992 as the 'assemblage of modifications of the body and/or supplements to the body, ' the contributions to this volume study varied materials, including physical markings on the body, durable goods related to dressed bodies in archaeological contexts, dress as represented in the visual arts as well as in texts, most bringing overlapping bodies of evidence into play. Examining materials from a range of geographic and chronological contexts including the prehistoric Caucasus, Iran, Mesopotamia, Syria and the Levant, the Aegean, Greece, the Roman world and Late Antique Central Asia, this volume takes as its starting point that dress does not simply function as a static expression of identity or status, inscribed on the body to be 'read' by others, but is a dynamic component in the construction, embodiment, performance and transformation of identity."-- Provided by publisher
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Local Note
Clothing and dress -- History -- To 1500.
Identity (Psychology)
Identité (Psychologie)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Beauty & Grooming.
Clothing and dress. (OCoLC)fst00864680
Identity (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00966892
Chronological Term
To 1500
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author
Cifarelli, Megan, 1965- editor.
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Print version: Fashioned selves. Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2019 1789252547 (OCoLC)1089798456
9781789252552 (epub)
1789252555 (epub)
9781789252576 (electronic book)
1789252571 (electronic book)
9781789252545 (paperback)
1789252547 (paperback)