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The Resource Mosaics of faith : floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land, Rina Talgam

Mosaics of faith : floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land, Rina Talgam

Label
Mosaics of faith : floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land
Title
Mosaics of faith
Title remainder
floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land
Statement of responsibility
Rina Talgam
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An analytical history of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, and Early Abbasid mosaics in the Holy Land from the second century B.C.E. to eighth century C.E."--Provided by publisher
  • " ... Provides a comprehensive analytical history of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, and Early Abbasid mosaics in the Holy Land, spanning the second century b.c.e. to the eighth century c.e. Previous general studies of the Holy Land mosaics have focused on specific collections; in Mosaics of Faith, Rina Talgam sets out to demonstrate how mosaic art constructed cultural, religious, and ethnic identities in eras that shaped the visual expressions of three monotheistic religions. Her examination of the mosaics in a pivotal area of the eastern Mediterranean sharpens and refines our understanding of the region's societies and their ideologies, institutions, and liturgies. Covering almost one thousand years of mosaic production, Mosaics of Faith offers an unprecedented view of the evolution of floor decorations from the Hellenistic to the Roman periods, in the transition from Roman to Early Byzantine art, and in the persistence of Byzantine traditions under Umayyad rule. More than other corpora of ancient mosaics, those from the Holy Land have generated greater awareness of the intricate visual exchanges between paganism, Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity, and Islam. Talgam examines the mosaics' formal qualities in conjunction with the religious and cultural contexts within which they were produced and with which they had a profound, multidimensional dialogue."--Publisher's description
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PSt/DLC
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Talgam, Rina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA3760
LC item number
.T35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Roy and Marian Holleman Foundation
Series statement
Treasures of the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosaic floors
  • Mosaics, Ancient
  • Art and religion
  • Palestine
  • Antiquities
  • Art and religion
  • Mosaic floors
  • Mosaics, Ancient
  • Middle East
  • Mosaik
  • Religion
  • Palästina
  • Mozaïekvloeren
  • Palestina
Label
Mosaics of faith : floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land, Rina Talgam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The mosaics of the Holy Land in the Hellenistic and Roman periods : The mosaics in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods: (from the second century BCE to the time of Hadrian) -- The mosaics of the late Roman period (from the Antonine dynasty to Constantine) -- Part II. The mosaics of the Holy Land in the Byzantine period : The compositional trends in floor mosaics of the Byzantine period: their origin and uniqueness -- The stylistic developments of Byzantine mosaics: aesthetics and chronology -- The church as the heir of the Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple: a microcosm, and an earthly paradise -- The synagogue as a "lesser temple" -- Samaritan self-determination: a minority group up against Jewish and Christian art -- The mosaics in secular buildings -- Part III. Mosaics of the Holy Land from the Muslim conquest to the end of the eighth century : Church mosaics: continuity and change -- Synagogue mosaics: a new attitude toward figurative art -- Mosaics under Muslim patronage: local cultural heritage versus the new rulers -- The defacement of images
Control code
890513276
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 579 pages
Isbn
9780271060842
Lccn
2013015331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other control number
9780271060842
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890513276
Label
Mosaics of faith : floors of Pagans, Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and Muslims in the Holy Land, Rina Talgam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The mosaics of the Holy Land in the Hellenistic and Roman periods : The mosaics in the Hellenistic and early Roman periods: (from the second century BCE to the time of Hadrian) -- The mosaics of the late Roman period (from the Antonine dynasty to Constantine) -- Part II. The mosaics of the Holy Land in the Byzantine period : The compositional trends in floor mosaics of the Byzantine period: their origin and uniqueness -- The stylistic developments of Byzantine mosaics: aesthetics and chronology -- The church as the heir of the Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple: a microcosm, and an earthly paradise -- The synagogue as a "lesser temple" -- Samaritan self-determination: a minority group up against Jewish and Christian art -- The mosaics in secular buildings -- Part III. Mosaics of the Holy Land from the Muslim conquest to the end of the eighth century : Church mosaics: continuity and change -- Synagogue mosaics: a new attitude toward figurative art -- Mosaics under Muslim patronage: local cultural heritage versus the new rulers -- The defacement of images
Control code
890513276
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 579 pages
Isbn
9780271060842
Lccn
2013015331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other control number
9780271060842
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890513276

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