New PDF release: Ancient Glass

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By Julian Henderson

ISBN-10: 1107551900

ISBN-13: 9781107551909

ISBN-10: 1139021885

ISBN-13: 9781139021883

This e-book is an interdisciplinary exploration of archaeological glass during which technological, historic, geological, chemical and cultural elements of the examine of historical glass are mixed. The e-book examines why and the way this special fabric was once invented a few 4,500 years in the past and considers the ritual, social, monetary and political contexts of its improvement. It additionally presents an in-depth attention of glass as a fabric, the uncooked fabrics used to make it, and its wide variety of chemical compositions in either the East and the West from its invention to the 17th century advert. Julian Henderson makes a speciality of 3 contrasting archaeological and clinical case experiences: overdue Bronze Age glass, overdue Hellenistic-early Roman glass, and Islamic glass within the heart East. He considers intimately the provenances of historical glass utilizing medical recommendations and discusses various vessels and their makes use of in historic societies.

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