The Transition To Late Antiquity On The Lower Danube

Author: Andrew Poulter
Editor: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785709615
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Excavations on the site of this remarkable fort in northern Bulgaria (1996–2005) formed part of a long-term program of excavation and intensive field survey, aimed at tracing the economic as well as physical changes which mark the transition from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages, a program that commenced with the excavation and full publication of the early Byzantine fortress/city of Nicopolis ad Istrum. The analysis of well-dated finds and their full publication provides a unique database for the late Roman period in the Balkans; they include metal-work, pottery (local and imported fine ware), glass, copper alloy finds, inscriptions and dipinti (on amphorae), as well as quantified environmental reports on animal, birds, and fish with specialist reports on the archaeobotanical material, glass analysis, and querns. The report also details the results of site-specific intensive survey, a new method developed for use in the rich farmland of the central Balkans. In addition, there is a detailed report on a most remarkable and well-preserved aqueduct, which employed the largest siphon ever discovered in the Roman Empire. This publication will provide a substantial database of material and environmental finds, an invaluable resource for the region and for the Roman Empire: material invaluable for studies, which seeks to place the late Roman urban and military identity within its regional and extra-regional economic setting.

Dress In Anglo Saxon England

Author: Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Editor: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843830818
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When it first came out in 1986, Gale Owen-Crocker's book was a milestone in costume studies, a foundation on which much work has subsequently been based. Nearly twenty years later, there is more to be said, and this updated edition is long overdue. An encyclopaedic study of English dress from the fifth to the eleventh centuries, it draws evidence from archaeology, text and art (manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, stone sculpture, mosaics), and also from re-enactors' experience. It examines archaeological textiles, cloth production and the significance of imported cloth and foreign fashions. Dress is discussed as a marker of gender, ethnicity, status and social role - in the context of a pagan burial, dress for holy orders, bequests of clothing, commissioning a kingly wardrobe, and much else - and surviving dress fasteners and accessories are examined with regard to type and to geographical/chronological distribution. There are colour reconstructions of early Anglo-Saxon dress and a cutting pattern for a gown from the Bayeux tapestry; Old English garment names are discussed, and there is a glossary of costume and other relevant terms. GALE OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester. She has a special interest in dress throughout the medieval period - she advises on dress entries to the Toronto Old English Dictionary and has consulted for many museums and television companies. She is co-editor of the new journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. Generously illustrated with 25 plates, 12 in colour, and 140 drawings.

Roman Brooches In Britain

Author: Justine Bayley
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ISBN: 9780854312795
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This work presents the first major analysis of brooches from Roman sites in Britain since the pioneering work of M R Hull in the 1950s and 1960s and is the first to study the material using metallurgical analysis in addition to traditional typological methods. Starting with the 445 brooches recovered from Richborough, in Kent, excavated in 1922-38, the authors discovered that, contrary to the general assumption that all ancient copper alloy objects were made of bronze, a range of alloys was employed. Having found significant correlations between brooch type, decoration and alloy properties, they extended their study to include 3,000 additional brooches from other sites in the British Isles - some as yet unpublished. The results presented here amount to an outline of all the main brooch types found in Roman Britain, providing an essential reference corpus combining traditional typological methods of study with the technological evidence, and showing their distribution within Britain via a series of maps. The accompanying CD contains the results of the scientific analyses of the Richborough brooches and selected comparative material, presented in a format that allows readers to browse the data using their own search criteria. The book concludes with a discussion of the use of metallurgical analysis for identifying the geographical location of individual workshops and of the implications for our understanding of the metalworking industry as well as trade and society in Roman Britain.

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Cliff Of The Ruin

Author: Bonnie McKernan
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 145820670X
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There are three good reasons why dashing Civil War hero and New York lawyer William Teague cannot tell artist Mae Kendrick he's in love with her. One, she told him he was dull. Two, she is the niece of an important client. Three, she just hired him to find the man she doesn't remember marrying. As Will manages this peculiar case, the search for Mae's husband unveils a shocking discovery about her childhood, one that shifts the investigation to the place of her birth--Ireland. But on the voyage overseas, circumstances become increasingly bizarre. Mae suffers ghost-like visions and further memory loss, and Will is seduced by a beautiful stranger who just might be trying to kill him. When Mae suddenly vanishes like her husband, Will is forced to enter a thin place, an ancient monastic ruin leading to Ireland's Celtic otherworld, in what becomes a race against time to find her. But are Will's war-honed instincts any match for the alluring forces of Irish legend? Can he distinguish friend from foe? Can he protect Mae from the apparitions of her past? And how far beyond the breaking point can his secret love be tested?

Reports Of The Research Committee Of The Society Of Antiquaries Of London

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Lucy Maud Montgomery The Woman Behind The Books Memoirs Private Letters Including The Complete Anne Of Green Gables Series Emily Starr Trilogy The Blue Castle

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 807583299X
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The Alpine Path is an autobiography of Lucy Maud Montgomery and, though factual, the story is as charming as her novels. Montgomery shares details of her life she feels are important and relative to her career, providing numerous anecdotes and sources for her inspiration. This collection also contains series of L. M. Montgomery's letters, written to her pen friend Ephraim Weber, writer and teacher from Alberta, with whom Montgomery started to correspond by a fan letter, without meeting ever before. Furthermore, this collection is enriched with author's best known and semi-autobiographical novels, including the famous Anne of Green Gables series, a trilogy about Emily Starr and a thrilling romance novel The Blue Castle. Table of Contents: Autobiography The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career Collected Letters Anne of Green Gables Series Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Poplars Anne's House of Dreams Anne of Ingleside Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside Complete Chronicles of Avonlea Emily Starr Trilogy Emily of New Moon Emily Climbs Emily's Quest Other Novels The Story Girl The Golden Road Jane of Lantern Hill ... Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels with Anne of Green Gables, an orphaned girl, mistakenly sent to a couple, who had intended to adopt a boy. Anne novels made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site. The CSS Cleaner is a brilliant free online tool to take care of your dirty markup.

Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland

Author: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
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With A Golden Brooch

Author: Noemi H. Victoria
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469134993
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An allegorical representation of an opulent insignia or brooch derived from a successful event culminating in a joyful celebration. For the main characters, “With a golden brooch” signifies the unveiling of their lives unexpected mission. A mandate of the Father, “Papito Lindo-Darling Daddy! But, by what means and purpose?

The Brooch Storycuts

Author: Susan Hill
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 144812932X
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Rima treasures the weekly routine she shares with her blind uncle; their walks along the beach, followed by cosy meals in a local cafe. Impressed by her uncle's intelligence and dedication to his work, most of all Rima is awed by his ability to hide his blindness from others, to live a normal life thanks to his strict routine. However, when her uncle confides in her a devastating change in his circumstances, Rima can only watch as his strictly-governed world crumbles, and a more vulnerable figure is revealed. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read.