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Shoes, Slippers, and Sandals : Feet and Footwear in Classical Antiquity - (Hardcover)

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This edited volume groups research on the significance of ancient feet and footwear, much of which was presented, discussed and reviewed at the conference: Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity, held at Newcastle University and the Great North Museum from 29 June–1 July 2015.

Ancient dress and adornment have received significant consideration in recent scholarship, though, strikingly, feet and footwear have featured relatively little in this discussion. This volume aims to rectify this imbalance through its fifteen chapters covering a wide range of aspects associated with feet and footwear in classical antiquity. Contributions are grouped under four headings: ‘Envisaging footwear’, ‘Following footprints’, ‘One from a pair’ and ‘Between representation and reality’, reflecting the broad range and interdisciplinary nature of the approaches undertaken.

Number of Pages: Xii, 317 pages ;
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: History, Ancient
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Book theme: Ancient & Classical, General
Language: English
Street Date: September 17, 2018
TCIN: 53147744
UPC: 9781472488763
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-5622
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