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Mosaics as History
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: G. W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History G W Bowersock
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments
Mosaics as History
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: Glen Warren Bowersock, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History G W Bowersock
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments
Mosaics in the Medieval World
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Liz James
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Liz James offers a comprehensive history of wall mosaics produced in the European and Islamic middle ages. Taking into account a wide range of issues, including style and iconography, technique and material, and function and patronage, she examines mosaics within their historical context. She asks why the
The Throne of Adulis
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: G.W. Bowersock
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Just prior to the rise of Islam in the sixth century AD, southern Arabia was embroiled in a violent conflict between Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs. Though little known today, this was an international war that involved both the Byzantine Empire, which had established Christian churches in Ethiopia, and the
How Israel Became a People
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ralph K. Hawkins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-01 - Publisher: Abingdon Press

How did Israel become a people? Is the biblical story accurate? In what sense, if any, is the biblical story true? Are the origins of these ancient people lost in myth or is there hope to discovering who they were and how they lived? These questions divide students and scholars