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Things that Travelled

Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

Distributed for UCL Press

Things that Travelled

Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

This volume brings together contributions by key researchers of first-millennium glass from the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe. Taking an integrative approach combining scientific, archaeological, and cultural studies, the contributors illuminate changes in production and distribution and contend that variations in trade patterns reflected larger political, social, and economic developments in the Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval/Early Islamic eras.

336 pages | 125 illustrations | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2018

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Table of Contents

"1 A special group of early Christian glass ‘gems’ from Greece
Anastassios Ch. Antonaras

2 Gold-glasses: From their origin to Late Antiquity in the
Giulia Cesarin

3 A Late Antique manganese-decolourised glass
composition: Interpreting patterns and mechanisms
of distribution
Anastasia Cholakova and Thilo Rehren

4 Glass production and consumption in Cyprus in
Late Antiquity (fourth–seventh century ce)
Peter Cosyns and Andrea Ceglia

5 Things that travelled: Precious things for special people?
Sally Cottam and Caroline Jackson

6 Trading North: Glass-working beyond the edge of the empire
Mary Davis and Ian C. Freestone

7 Into Africa: The biography of Roman vessel glass in the
Sahara Desert
Chloë N. Duckworth and David J. Mattingly

8 HIMT, glass composition and commodity branding in the
primary glass industry
Ian C. Freestone, Patrick Degryse, James Lankton,
Bernard Gratuze and J. Schneider
9 Consumption, working and trade of Late Antique glass
from north Adriatic Italy: An archaeometric perspective Sarah Maltoni, Filomena Gallo, Alberta Silvestri,
Mariangela Vandini, Tania Chinni, Alessandra Marcante,
Gianmario Molin and Enrico Cirelli

10 How clean is your (glass)house?: A Late Antique glass
workshop at Pella in Jordan
Margaret O’Hea

11 Glass supply and trade in early Islamic Ramla: An
investigation of the plant ash glass
Matt Phelps

12 A view from the South: Roman and Late Antique glass
from Armant, Upper Egypt
Daniela Rosenow and Thilo Rehren

13 When things stopped travelling: Recycling and the glass
industry in Britain from the first to fifth century CE
Victoria A. Sainsbury

14 Things that travelled: A review of the Roman glass from
northern Adriatic Italy
Alberta Silvestri, Filomena Gallo, Sarah Maltoni,
Patrick Degryse, Monica Ganio, Antonio Longinelli
and Gianmario Molin

15 Patterns in production: The Wilshere Collection of gold-glass
Susan Walker, Andrew Shortland and
Julian Henderson"

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