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    Offerenteninschriften Auf Den Fruihchristlichen Mosaikfussboeden Venetiens Und Istriens (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte,) (Hardback)(German) By (author) Alfons Zettler

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    DescriptionFrom the 4th century, following the imperial edicts of toleration and the "conversion" of Emperor Constantine, Christianity could take on a more public form, building and decorating its places of worship and assembly in line with its own needs. The marvellous mosaic floors of churches from the late antique period on the Northern Adriatic are impressive monuments to early Christian archaeology and culture. The author examines these pavements with their inscriptions, known as offertory inscriptions. They give details of the names of the sponsors and their contributions to the relevant mosaic floor. The first part of the volume provides a historical overview, in which the author demonstrates how the distinctive yet enigmatic tradition of using floors as a medium for text and illustration can be traced back to ancient pagan times. In the region studied, of Histria and Venetia, the custom of inlaid mosaic floor decoration was already widespread before it came to be used in church buildings around the Mediterranean. The second part of the study examines the historical architectural and religious characteristics of the Adriatic offertory inscriptions, which reveal information both about contemporary church organisation and about liturgical customs and views of salvation.

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    Offerenteninschriften Auf Den Fruihchristlichen Mosaikfussboeden Venetiens Und Istriens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfons Zettler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9783110162615
    ISBN 10: 311016261X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AMN
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DS
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17603040
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: ACK
    B&T Approval Code: A05091500
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    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6MB
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    Illustrations note
    24 illustrations, 13 tables
    De Gruyter
    Imprint name
    Walter de Gruyter & Co
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
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    Review quote
    "Man kann nur hoffen, dass die Arbeit, die keinem gangigen historischen Gegenstand verpflichtet ist und bewusst den Bruckenschlag zwischen verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen versucht, im Bereich Altertumswissenschaft und der Mediavistik die Anerkennung findet, die sie aufgrund ihrer fraglosen Qualitat verdient." PD Dr. Thomas Martin Buck, Mediaevistik 15/2002"