Ancient Fortifications by Silke Muth

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  • Title: Ancient Fortifications
  • Author: Silke Muth
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Date: April 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781785701399


Ebook description:

Dedicated to the investigation of fortifications as vital and integral components of historic constructed house, the current quantity outcomes from the exercise of the German based mostly worldwide analysis community Fokus Fortifikation. Ancient Fortifications within the Eastern Mediterranean and is meant as a information to analysis on historic fortifications and a supply of inspiration for brand new analysis. Ancient metropolis partitions and different fortification constructions have lengthy been underestimated. Since the early years of the 21st century, analysis on historic fortifications has skilled a world growth, notably amongst younger researchers. They approached the examine of fortifications with recent concepts and new goals, and felt the necessity to talk about the issues and potentials of those monuments and to develop harmonized analysis strategies and aims. The end result is the current bilingual (English and German) ebook, which presents a condensed view of the community’s prolonged conversations. The objective shouldn’t be a lot to supply an outline on the event of historic fortifications, however moderately to current versatile and various approaches to their analysis and interpretation and to function a kickoff for a brand new understanding of this category of historic buildings. The ebook is split into two components: the primary half contains 12 chapters on strategies of interpretation, documentation, and subject undertaking group; the systematic description and presentation of fortifications; the ‘constructing expertise’; masonry kinds and methods; defensive, symbolic, and urbanistic features and features; on fortifications in written sources, the visible arts, and as a historic supply; and on regional and rural fortifications, and regionally confined phenomena. Part two is a listing that provides exemplary displays of fortifications studied by community members; it’s organized in 4 sections: areas, websites, architectural components and architectural particulars. The ebook is Volume 1 within the new collection Fokus Fortifikation Studies. Volume 2 within the collection, Focus on Fortification: New Research on Fortifications within the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East (Oxbow Books), the proceedings of a world convention held in Athens in December 2012, can even seem in 2015


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