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"Sources are the raw material of history, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians have now recognized the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects--from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to...
By Jared Poley
A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, showing how evolving ideas about greed became formative elements of the modern experience.
Material culture is central to human experience and represents a vital but under-used source for historians. Written in a lively and accessible style, this guide provides clear and practical guidance on how to incorporate the study of objects into historical practice. -- .
Explore fifty of Yorkshire's most fascinating finds.
A richly illustrated study of the iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age AD 400-1050 depicting clothed human figures, using gold and metal objects, jewellery and textiles, and over 1000 different images of male and female costumes.
This volume draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic, one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record. It provides an invaluable resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, and archaeological materials scientists.