Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Textile Production in Classical Athens - Ancient Textiles Series 27 (Hardback)
  • Textile Production in Classical Athens - Ancient Textiles Series 27 (Hardback)
zoom

Textile Production in Classical Athens - Ancient Textiles Series 27 (Hardback)

(author)
£40.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Textile technology is older than any other ancient craft and is an instance of cognitive archaeology that provides vital information about society. In ancient Greece, textiles were considered among the principal and most fundamental cultural expressions. Athena, the goddess of the city, of intelligence and of skill was also the patron goddess of weaving. She taught the craft of textile production to women thus making them conduits of civilisation. During Classical times, textile production was a fundamental part of the economy and was practised also by men in both the domestic and artisanal spheres. The resulting technological sophistication is reflected in depictions of discrete or elaborate patterns, in the rich diversity of textile implements and in the variety in the quality of the extant textiles. In Textile Production in Classical Athens Stella Spantidaki provides the first synthesis of the available evidence from textual, iconographic and archaeological sources on textile production in 5th and 4th century BC Athens, employing an interdisciplinary perspective that sets the frame for future research in the field. As such this study is of special importance for textile specialists, ancient history scholars, historians of technology and students and will lead to a better understanding of ancient Greek textile production and Classical Athenian society. Presents a detailed consideration of the historical and social context of textile production in classical Athens; Examines and discusses evidence for the equipment, materials, processes and techniques employed at each stage of the full production sequence; Discusses the organisation of production and trade.

Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781785702525
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1202 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
The Persian Expedition
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Inheritance of Rome
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
Persian Fire
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
The Conquest of Gaul
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
The Twelve Caesars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Classical World
Added to basket
The Egyptian Myths
Added to basket
Alexander the Great
Added to basket
Augustus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.