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Dress and Society: contributions from archaeology
Dress and Society: contributions from archaeology

While traditional studies of dress and jewelry have tended to focus purely on reconstruction or descriptions of style, chronology and typology, the social context of costume is now a major research area in archaeology. This refocusing is largely a result of the close relationship between dress and three currently popular topics: identity,...

With Alexander in India and Central Asia: Moving East and Back to West
With Alexander in India and Central Asia: Moving East and Back to West

Alexander conquered most parts of the Western World, but there is a great deal of controversy over his invasion of India, the least known of his campaigns. In BC 327 Alexander came to India, and tried to cross the Jhelum river for the invasion, but was then confronted by King Porus who ruled an area in what is now the Punjab. According to...

Silk: Trade and Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity (Ancient Textiles Series)
Silk: Trade and Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity (Ancient Textiles Series)

"Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinents along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that found their way from East to West and vice versa were glass, wine, spices, metals like iron,...

   
   
   
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