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Author Stoner, Jo, author.

Title The cultural lives of domestic objects in late antiquity / by Jo Stoner.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 120 pages)
Series Late antique archaeology (supplementary series) ; volume 4
Late antique archaeology. Supplementary series ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Intro; Contents; Preface; Figures; Abbreviations; Introduction; Structure of This Book; Chapter 1 Heirloom Objects in Late Antiquity; Defining 'Heirlooms'; Intentional Heirlooms; Marriage and Dowry; Death and Burial; Texts; Conclusion; Chapter 2 Gifts in Late Antiquity; Identifying Gift Objects; Wedding Gifts; Other Celebrations; Imperial Gifts; Handmade Gifts; Texts; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Souvenirs in Late Antiquity; Defining Souvenirs; Secular Late Antique Souvenirs; Souvenirs and 'Regional Specialities'; Souvenirs of Events; Sacred Souvenirs; Christian Souvenirs: Relics
Christian Souvenirs: ContainersSouvenirs at Home; Chapter 4 Case Study: Baskets in Late Antiquity; Introduction; Evidence and Scholarship; Baskets and Late Antique Femininity; Baskets as a Pagan Ritual Object; Baskets as a Symbol of Plenty; Baskets and Personal Meaning: Early Christian Monastic Evidence; The Production Process; Basket Making as a Spiritual Activity; Basket Making as an Economic Activity; Baskets as Gifts; Baskets as Souvenirs; Baskets as Heirlooms; Layers of Meaning; Conclusions; Heirlooms; Gifts; Souvenirs; Baskets; Behaviours and Meaningful Material Culture
The Multiplicity of Meaningful Objects: Gift, Heirloom, or Souvenir?Reconstruction of a Late Antique Home; Bibliography; Ancient Textual Editions and Inscriptions; Modern Sources; Indices; Sources; Themes; People and Divine Beings; Places; Places by Type; Objects: Materials, Function, Form; Objects: Specific and Groups
Summary In this study, Jo Stoner investigates the role of domestic material culture in Late Antiquity. Using archaeological, visual and textual evidence from across the Roman Empire, the personal meanings of late antique possessions are revealed through reference to theoretical approaches including object biography. Heirlooms, souvenirs, and gift objects are discussed in terms of sentimental value, before the book culminates in a case study reassessing baskets as an artefact type. This volume succeeds in demonstrating personal scales of value for artefacts, moving away from the focus on economic and social status that dominate studies in this field. It thus represents a new interpretation of domestic material culture from Late Antiquity, revealing how objects transformed houses into homes during this period.
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Subject Classical antiquities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Stoner, Jo. Cultural lives of domestic objects in late antiquity. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019] 9789004386877 (DLC) 2018055727
ISBN 9789004391062 (electronic book)
9004391061 (electronic book)
9789004386877 (hardcover alkaline paper)