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    DescriptionIn this study Larissa Bonfante traces the development of Etruscan dress from the eighth to the fifth century B.C.E., using as evidence actual remnants of costumes, sculptures and other artistic representations, and literary passages dealing with the subject. Bonfante explores Near Eastern influences on Etruscan dress as well as the relationships of Greek and Roman styles to Etruscan styles. She also addresses the problem of determining which garments were actually worn and which were only artistic conventions. In addition, by tracing the origin of each style of dress, she provides a chronology of Etruscan relations with the Near East and the cities of Greece. For this paperback edition, an updated bibliographical essay discusses the latest research and discoveries in the field.


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    Title
    Etruscan Dress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larissa Bonfante
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801874130
    ISBN 10: 0801874130
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ART015060, HEA003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 391.00899994
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GT560 \.B6
    DC22: 391/.0089/9994
    LC classification: GT560 .B66 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBCC3, NHB, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Larissa Bonfante is a professor of classics at New York University. She is the author of Etruscan Mirrors and Etruscan Life and Afterlife.
    Review quote
    Perhaps the greatest contribution of this book is its comparisons of Etruscan dress to Greek and Near Eastern, especially Cypriote, antecedents. Likewise, her presentations of the contrasts between Greek and Etruscan, as well as between Roman and Etruscan dress, neatly pinpoints and summarizes the stylistic differences. American Journal of Archaeology Highlights include judiciously selected illustrations, a superb, up-to-date bibliography, and a remarkably concise, informative chronological table of Greek and Etruscan dress. Library Journal A fine introduction to a very complex area which has received too little attention in the past. The material is rich and varied; the argument is learned, intricate, and wide ranging... This is a major work of scholarship, and well deserves a place among the indispensable works in English on Etruscan topics. Archaeological News This is still the only book on its subject... Bonfante's encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasms make the Etruscans accessible to anyone who wants to find out what they were like. -- David Ridgway Times Higher Education Supplement 2004 Essential for any teacher or student interested in the Etruscans. For students, moreover, it serves as a model on how to 'read' archaeological finds of fabric and representations of garments in order to elicit valuable insights into Etruscan culture. -- Judith Lynn Sebesta New England Classical Journal 2004 Bonfante's new bibliography is useful and shows clearly that new generations of scholars are active in the field of textile and dress studies. -- L. B. van der Meer BABesch 2006
    Table of contents
    Contents:Introduction Chronological Table of Greek and Etruscan Dress1. Fabrics and Patterns 2. Perizoma and Belts 3. Chiton and Tunic 4. Mantles 5. Shoes 6. Hats, Hair Styles, and Beards 7. Foreign Influences and Local Styles Appedix I: Strange Costumes and Special Problems Appendix II: Vocabulary