New PDF release: Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

By Kristi Upson-Saia,Carly Daniel-Hughes,Alicia J. Batten

The prior twenty years have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on costume within the old global. those fresh experiences have demonstrated the level to which Greece and Rome have been vestimentary cultures, and so they have tested the severe position costume performed in speaking participants’ identities, prestige, and authority. regardless of this rising curiosity in historic costume, little paintings has been performed to appreciate spiritual facets and makes use of of costume. This quantity goals to fill this hole by way of analyzing a various diversity of non secular assets, together with literature, artwork, functionality, coinage, monetary markets, and thoughts. applying theoretical frames from a number of disciplines, individuals to the amount exhibit how costume constructed as a topos inside Judean and Christian rhetoric, symbolism, and function from the 1st century BCE to the 5th century CE. particularly, they reveal how non secular meanings have been entangled with different social logics, revealing the numerous layers of that means connected to old gown, in addition to the level to which gown used to be implicated in several domain names of old spiritual life.

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