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Fashioned selves : dress and identity in antiquity

Author: Megan Cifarelli
Publisher: Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fashioned selves.
Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Cifarelli
ISBN: 9781789252552 1789252555 9781789252576 1789252571
OCLC Number: 1102416561
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: edited by Megan Cifarelli.


Presents a wide ranging examination of the social roles of dressed bodies in ancient contexts, texts, and images.  Read more...


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It is an extremely useful source for dress historians, students and researchers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the complex relationship between dress and identity. * Journal of Dress History * Read more...

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