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Agreements

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Whether or not we accept the theory of the “social contract,” the importance of agreements in society cannot be underestimated. Every day we are reminded that to live in society means we either agree or disagree with other people. Given...

Hair Loss as Facial Disfigurement in Ancient Rome?

Approaching Facial Difference : Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Hair loss, whatever the cause, significantly affects an individual’s appearance and, depending upon the individual (for example, their sex, gender, age, health, livelihood), the ramifications of it can be more...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

...The Eternal City was fearing the disaster of a coming shortage of grain, and from time to time Tertullus, who was prefect at the time, was assailed by the violent threats of the commons, as they anticipated famine, the worst of all ills...

Design

Kathryn Gleason

Kathryn Gleason is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Archaeology at Cornell University. She is co-editor of The Archaeology of Garden and Field and executive editor of Gardens of the Roman Empire. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The architectural treatise De architectura libri decem, the Ten Books on Architecture, by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (c. 75–15 b.c.e.) is our only comprehensive work on ancient design. The books focus primarily on architecture but also...

Nights of Egeria

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...It is a conundrum that while Juvenal’s verse satire appropriates the metre and discourse of epic poetry to a much greater extent than is the case with his predecessors in the genre – Persius, Horace and Lucilius – it dispenses almost...

Nationalizing the Fashion Industry?

Eugenia Paulicelli

Eugenia Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA. At The Graduate Center she directs Fashion Studies in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) and the PhD Concentration. Among her books: Moda e Moderno (editor, 2006); The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization (co-editor, 2009); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy (2014); Rosa Genoni: Fashion is a Serious Business (2015). Visit her website at Eugeniapaulicelli.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Under Fascism : Beyond the Black Shirt

Berg, 2004

Book Chapter

...The Intelligent Fibres: Between Innovation and Autarchy The textile industry played a major role in the Italian economy during its phase of modernization in the two decades between 1920 and 1940. In this, Italy very much followed...

Introduction

Brendan Dooley

Brendan Dooley is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. His numerous publications include A Mattress Maker’s Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de’ Medici and Livia Vernazza (2014), Morandi’s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (2002) and, as author/ editor, The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Perhaps it is only fitting that an inquiry about sixteenth-century reading patterns should begin in a junk shop. What other locale so effectively exemplifies the unpredictable vagaries, curious meanderings, and even the rootedness in real...

The Social Life of the Senses

A Cultural History of The Senses in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In a story recounted by Franco Sacchetti (c. 1330–1400) around the turn of the fifteenth century, the wife of a Florentine wool worker would rise from bed on winter nights to spin thread (Sacchetti 1996: 655–60). Next door, the painter...

Mobility

A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...“I sing of arms and a man who first came from the shores of Troy, made a refugee by fate, to Italy and the Lavinian coast …” (Vergil, Aeneid 1.3). The Aeneid opens with a description of a man and his people in flight as they make...

Property and Possession

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction How does one go about writing a “cultural history” of ownership and possession in Roman law? This is a question that I have grappled with throughout the research for this chapter. At the outset, I...