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Seller: ancientgifts (4,184) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122065276440 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Intelligible Beauty: Recent Research on Byzantine Jewellery by Noel Adams. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover. Publisher: British Museum (2010). Pages: 250. Size: Size: 11½ x 8¼ inches; 2¼ pounds. The field of Byzantine jewelry (4th-15th centuries) is a rapidly expanding one and a large amount of important research has been conducted within the last ten years, both by scholars on the continent and in America. The intention of the conference, and subsequently the volume, is to draw together the many strands involved in this research and to publish them in accessible form. This volume represents a rare opportunity to make this crucial work available to a much wider specialist and non-specialist audience in Britain (and beyond). In particular the topics to be addressed by foreign speakers are either not well-known in Britain or are published in largely inaccessible journals. Chris Entwistle has been the curator of the Late Roman and Byzantine Collections at the British Museum since 1985. Dr Noel Adams is an independent scholar who has published widely on the metalwork and jewelry of the Early Middle Ages. CONDITION: NEW> New oversized softcover. British Museum (2010) 250 pages. Unblemished except for VERY slight edge and corner shelf wear to the covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8342b. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The field of Byzantine jewelry (4th–15th centuries) is a rapidly expanding one and a large amount of important research has been conducted within the last ten years, both by scholars on the continent and in America. The intention is to draw together the many strands involved in this research and to publish them in accessible form. The papers fall into three discrete areas. The is the issue of centralization as opposed to regionalization and workshop activities within the major metropolitan centers of the eastern empire – Constantinople, Antioch and Alexandria. A further theme to be explored is how and whether it is possible to identify individual workshop production through both art- historical and technical analysis. The second section of papers focuses on the key questions of acculturation and mimesis between Early Byzantium and neighboring cultures such as the Avars, Lombards and Visigoths; and the third section looks at analogous issues between the medieval Byzantine empire and the Slavs, Rus, Turcs and Fatimids. A number of the papers examine the relationships, both technical and stylistic, between Middle Byzantine and Islamic jewelry which will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of the cultural interconnections between these two great medieval cultures. This volume represents a rare opportunity to make this crucial work available to a much wider specialist and non-specialist audience in Britain (and beyond). In particular the topics addressed by foreign speakers are either not well-known in Britain or are partially published in largely inaccessible journals. Many of the objects featured in the papers are from the British Museum’s collections. REVIEW: The papers in this volume derive from a conference held at the British Museum and King’s College, London, from 27–29 May 2008. The conference, organized under the auspices of the British Museum Byzantine Seminar, was the fifth in an annual series going back to 2003. The purpose of these conferences is to examine recent research in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine art and archaeology with a special focus on material culture. The objective of this particular conference was to concentrate on the burgeoning field of Byzantine jewelry with specific reference to the work being done by colleagues on the Continent. Papers delivered at the seminar covered a diverse range of topics ranging from technical deliberations to topics such as the relationship between the metalwork of Byzantium and its neighbors, including interalia the Visigoths, Lombards, Avars, Slavs, Islam and Kievan Rus’. Further papers explored the topic of how we attempt (or not) to identify the jewelry emanating from the capital Constantinople as opposed to regional centers, and what are ‘Intelligible Beauty’ the stylistic and technical criteria employed. All but four of the papers given at the conference are published in this volume. REVIEW: Noël Adams is the London Administrator and Deputy Curator of the Furusiyya Art Foundation. Prior to 2005 she was a Special Assistant in the Department of Prehistory and Europe at the British Museum. Her doctoral thesis on Late Antique and Migration Period garnet cloisonné jewellery was written at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Her primary field of research remains garnet cloisonné, but she has published widely on material culture of the first millennium AD ranging from Late Roman hanging basins to garnet sealstones from the Northwest Frontier of India dating to the Kushan and Hunnic periods. Her curated exhibitions include two on Anglo-Saxon archaeology at the National Trust Visitor Centre at Sutton Hoo, another on Late Medieval seal dies at the British Museum as well as the Thaw collection of Early Medieval objects at the Morgan Museum and Library in New York. Her catalogue for the Morgan library: “Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: Early Medieval Ornaments in the Thaw Collection” was published in 2014. REVIEW: Chris Entwistle has been the curator of the Late Roman and Byzantine Collections at the British Museum since 1985. Dr Noel Adams is an independent scholar who has published widely on the metalwork and jewelry of the Early Middle Ages. REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS. Foreword. 1. The Six Techniques of Pierced Jewellery in Late Antiquity and their Evolution (Balint Laszlo Toth). 2. Some Unconventional Early Byzantine Rings (Jeffrey Spier). 3. Notes on Selected Recent Acquisitions of Byzantine Jewellery at the British Museum (Chris Entwhistle). 4. The Evidence for Jewellery Production in Constantinople in the Early Byzantine Period (Yvonne Stolz). 5. Important Bracelets in Early Christian and Byzantine Art (Aimilia Yeroulanou). 6. Byzantine Jewellery? Amethyst Beads in East and West during the Early Byzantine Period (Jorg Drauschke). 7. Byzantine Belt Ornaments of the 7th and 8th Centuries in Avar Contexts (Falko Daim). 8. Byzantine Influences on Visigothic Jewellery (Barry Ager). 9. Rethinking the Sutton Hoo Shoulder Clasps and Armour (Noel Adams). 10. Byzantines, Goths and Lombards in Italy: Jewellery, Dress and Cultural Interactions (Neil Christie). 11. Sicily and Southern Italy: Use and Production in the Byzantine Koine (Isabella Baldini Lippolis). 12. Byzantine Dress Accessories in North Africa: Koine and Regionality (Christoph Eger). 13. Avar Goldsmiths' Work from the Perspective of Cultural History (Csanad Balint). 14. Byzantium and the Slavs in the Light of Goldsmiths' Production (Bartlomiej Szymon Szmoniewski). 15. Byzantine Jewellery of the Hungarian Conquest Period: A View from the Balkans (Adam Bollok). 16. Byzantine Jewellery: The Evidence from Byzantine Legal Documents (Maria G. Pagani). 17. Elegance over the Borders: The Evidence of Middle Byzantine Earrings (Jenny Albani). 18. 'Temple Pendants' in Medieval Rus': How were they Worn? (Natalija Ristovska). 19. Jewellery from Princely Kiev and Byzantine Influence (Ljudmila Pekarska). 20. A 13th-Century Jewellery Hoard from Thessalonica: A Genuine Hoard or an Art Dealers' Compilation (Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie). 21. Some Aspects of the Finger-Rings in the Chalcis Treasure at the British Museum (Bet McLeod). PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Stunning photography, erudite textual information. Clearly one of the “must have” publications if you are a professional or enthusiast of Byzantine, Eastern European, and Medieval jewelry/. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: "Intelligible Beauty" is, as advertised, a collection of recent research on various aspects of Byzantine jewelry. However, it also has a wealth of beautiful, full-color photographs of many jewelry finds, many of which have not appeared in print before. These aspects make it both a resource for the expert, as well as a fascinating education for the re-enactor. REVIEW: Fabulous articles and stunning photography! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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