Glass of the Roman World

Glass of the Roman World

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Glass of the Roman World illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. Glass became something which encompassed more than simply a novel and highly decorative material. Glass production grew and its consumption increased until it was assimilated into all levels of society, used for display and luxury items but equally for utilitarian containers, windows and even tools. These 18 papers by renowned international scholars include studies of glass from Europe and the Near East. The authors write on a variety of topics where their work is at the forefront of new approaches to the subject. They both extend and consolidate aspects of our understanding of how glass was produced, traded and used throughout the Empire and the wider world drawing on chronology, typology, patterns of distribution, and other methodologies, including the incorporation of new scientific methods. Though focusing on a single material the papers are firmly based in its archaeological context in the wider economy of the Roman world, and consider glass as part of a complex material culture controlled by the expansion and contraction of the Empire. The volume is presented in honor of Jenny Price, a foremost scholar of Roman glass.Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsContributorsPrefaceIntroduction: Jennifer Price and her Contribution to the Study of Roman GlassJennifer Price PublicationsSection 1: Technology and Production1. Primary Glass Workshops in Graeco-Roman Egypt: Preliminary Report on the Excavations of the Site of Beni Salama, Wadi Natrun (2003, 2005-9), Marie-Dominique Nenna2. The Hambach Glass Production in the Late Roman Period, Anna-Barbara Follmann-Schulz3. A Gazetteer of Glass Working Sites in Roman London, John Shepherd4. Provenance Studies and Roman Glass, Caroline Jackson and Harriet Foster5. The Pontil in The Roman World: A Preliminary Study, David Whitehouse6. Composition, Technology and Production of Coloured Glasses from Roman Mosaic Vessels, Colleen Stapleton and Ian Freestone7. Roman Glass from East to West, Marianne SternSection 2: Vessels and their Forms8. Mould-Blown Beakers with Figurative Scenes: New Data on Narbonensis Province, Souen Fontaine and Danielle Foy9. Roman and Later Glass from the Fezzan, Birgitta Hofmann10. Some Exceptional Glass Vessels from Caesarea Maritima, Yael Israeli11. Glass In The Domestic Space: Contextual Analysis of Late Roman Glass Assemblages from Ephesus and Petra, Daniel Keller12. A Roman Dionysiac Cameo Glass Vase, Martine Newby-Haspeslagh13. An Unusual Mould-Blown Beaker from Barzan, South-West France, Sally CottamSection 3: Other Uses of Glass14. Flat Glass from Butrint and its Surrounding Areas, Albania, Sarah Jennings15. Two Wooden Glazing Bars found in Vindonissa (Switzerland) from the Collection of the Swiss National Museum, Heidi Amrein16. The Re-Use of Roman Glass Fragments, Sylvia Fuenfschilling17. Roman Enamels and Enamelling, Justine Bayley18. Beyond the Channel! That’s Quite a Different Matter. A Comparison of Roman Black Glass From Britannia, Gallia Belgica And Germania Inferior, Peter Cosyns

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