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The Resource The Velestino Hoard : Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages', by Florin Curta, Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski, (electronic resource)

The Velestino Hoard : Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages', by Florin Curta, Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski, (electronic resource)

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The Velestino Hoard : Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages'
Title
The Velestino Hoard
Title remainder
Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages'
Statement of responsibility
by Florin Curta, Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the remarkable Velestino hoard, found in Thessaly in the 1920s, and analyses the light that this collection of artifacts sheds on a poorly studied period of Byzantine history, and on largely neglected aspects of Byzantine civilization. Many collections of Byzantine gold- and silverware, such as Vrap and Seuso, have been surrounded by controversy. None, however, has been under more suspicion than the Velestino hoard, particularly with regards to its authenticity. The hoard contains no gold and no silver, and is in fact a collection of bronze and leaden plaques, some with human, and others with animal or geometric representations. The authors examine three distinct aspects of the hoard: the iconography of its components, the method of its production, and the function of those components. The conclusions that they reached provide valuable new insights into eighth-century Byzantine culture. The book explores the Byzantine cultural and political context of the Velestino hoard and will appeal to historians and art historians of early Byzantium, as well as archaeologists and historians of early medieval technologies.--
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Curta, Florin
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Szmoniewski, Bartłomiej Szymon
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture
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  • Europe-History-476-1492
  • Civilization-History
  • Archaeology
  • Social history
  • Technology-History
Label
The Velestino Hoard : Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages', by Florin Curta, Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04846-4
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Forgery or Genuine? -- 3. Humans or Human-like Figures -- 4. Real and Fantastic Animals -- 5. Ornaments -- 6. Style and Chronology -- 7. Production -- 8. Function: Dies or Models? -- 9. Historical Context -- 10. Conclusion -- Catalogue -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- References.
Control code
978-3-030-04846-4
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030048464
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
58 illustrations, 47 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089013205
Label
The Velestino Hoard : Casting Light on the Byzantine 'Dark Ages', by Florin Curta, Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04846-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Forgery or Genuine? -- 3. Humans or Human-like Figures -- 4. Real and Fantastic Animals -- 5. Ornaments -- 6. Style and Chronology -- 7. Production -- 8. Function: Dies or Models? -- 9. Historical Context -- 10. Conclusion -- Catalogue -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- References.
Control code
978-3-030-04846-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030048464
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
58 illustrations, 47 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089013205

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