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New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

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Works: 62 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 3,695 library holdings
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Most widely held works by New York University
Ostraka from Trimithis by Roger S Bagnall( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost world of old Europe : the Danube valley, 5000-3500 BC( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles
From ancient to modern : archaeology and aesthetics by New York University( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on--sometimes simultaneously--over the course of its existence. This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object--from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item--are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day."--Publisher's website
When the Greeks ruled Egypt : from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalogue examines the interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the nearly three hundred year period when Egypt was under Greek rule. It reveals how Egypt's Ptolemaic rulers used longstanding cultural traditions as a means of asserting power and promoting loyalty among the conquered population. It also looks at the intense familial intrigue and jockeying for position that characterized the Ptolemies
Time and cosmos in Greco-Roman antiquity( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greeks and Romans lived according to a distinctively Hellenic conception of time as an aspect of cosmic order and regularity. Appropriating ideas from Egypt and the Near East, the Greeks integrated them into a cosmological framework governed by mathematics and linking the cycles of the heavenly bodies to the human environment. From their cosmology they derived instruments for measuring and tracking the passage of time that were sophisticated embodiments of scientific reasoning and technical craft, meant not solely for the study of specialists and connoisseurs but for the public gaze. Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity, the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, explores through thematic essays and beautiful illustrations the practical as well as the artistic, ideological, and spiritual role of time technology and time imagery in the Mediterranean civilizations. Highlights among the more than one hundred objects from the exhibition include marvelously inventive sundials and portable timekeeping devices, stone and ceramic calendars, zodiac boards for displaying horoscopes, and mosaics, sculptures, and coins that reflect ancient perceptions of the controlling power of time and the heavens
Restoring the Minoans : Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans by Jennifer Y Chi( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions influence the way we understand the ancient past? This innovative book considers two imaginative restorations of the ancient world that test the boundaries of interpretation and invention by bringing together the discovery of Minoan culture by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941) and the work of the Turner Prize-winning video artist Elizabeth Price (b. 1966). Featured essays examine Evans's interpretation and restoration of the Knossos palace and present fresh photography of Minoan artifacts and archival photographs of the dig alongside beautiful, previously unpublished watercolors and drawings by the archaeological illustrators and restorers who worked on the site: Emile Gillieron pere (1850-1924), Emile Gillieron fils (1885-1939), Piet de Jong (1887-1967), and others. 00Exhibition: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom (05.10.2017 - 07.01.2018)
Edge of empires : pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of fire : Copper Age art from Israel( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the people of the southern Levant who harnessed the power of metallurgy during the fourth millennium BCE. Artisans produced extraordinary copper objects while other craftsmen molded pottery and stone into complex anthropomorphic burial containers, statuettes, and ritual objects. Taken together, these artifacts reveal the first stratified culture known in the ancient Near East. Highlights of the exhibition include a selection of material from the Na'al Mishmar hoard, an unprecedented collection of copper prestige and ritual objects, organic materials from the Cave of the Warrior, and an exceptional group of ritual figurines
Designing identity : the power of textiles in late antiquity( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ideals of character and beauty, and conceptions of self and society, were in flux during Late Antiquity, a period of extensive dramatic cultural upheaval for the Roman world, as the extraordinary growth of Christianity eclipsed paganism. Textiles from Late Antiquity document transformations of cultural traditions and societal values at the most intimate level of the individual body and the home. These textile artifacts are fragile, preserved only in arid conditions, often in fragments, and only rarely intact. The textiles selected for the exhibition Designing Identity at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World present an aesthetic of vibrant colors, fine materials, technical virtuosity of professional production, and variations on designs that display personal identity in the clothing of men, women, and children, as well as hopes for prosperity and protection in the textile furnishings of households. Prized for their artistry since the earliest discoveries beginning at the turn of the nineteenth century, such textiles were eagerly collected by designers, artists, scholars, museums, and captains of industry. This exhibition catalogue explores the parallel histories of ancient textile production and consumption, and the modern business of collecting Late Antique textiles."--
Law and transaction costs in the ancient economy by Legal Documents in Ancient Societies( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nubia : ancient kingdoms of Africa : [exhibition] by Geoff Emberling( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostraka from Trimithis by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2: "This archaeological report provides a comprehensive study of the excavations carried out at Amheida House B2 in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis between 2005 and 2007, followed by three study seasons between 2008 and 2010. The excavations at Amheida in Egypt's western desert, begun in 2001 under the aegis of Columbia University and sponsored by NYU since 2008, are investigating all aspects of social life and material culture at the administrative center of ancient Trimithis. The excavations so far have focused on three areas of this very large site: a centrally located upper-class fourth-century AD house with wall paintings, an adjoining school, and underlying remains of a Roman bath complex; a more modest house of the third century; and the temple hill, with remains of the Temple of Thoth built in the first century AD and of earlier structures. Architectural conservation has protected and partly restored two standing funerary monuments, a mud-brick pyramid and a tower tomb, both of the Roman period. This is the second volume of ostraka from the excavations Amheida (ancient Trimithis) in Egypt. It adds 491 items to the growing corpus of primary texts from the site. In addition to the catalog, the introductory sections make important contributions to understanding the role of textual practice in the life of a pre-modern small town. Issues addressed include tenancy, the administration of water, governance, the identification of individuals in the archaeological record, the management of estates, personal handwriting, and the uses of personal names. Additionally, the chapter "Ceramic Fabrics and Shapes" by Clementina Caputo breaks new ground in the treatment of these inscribed shards as both written text and physical object. This volume will be of interest to specialists in Roman-period Egypt as well as to scholars of literacy and writing in the ancient world and elsewhere."--
The Eye of the Shah : Qajar Court Photography and the Persian past by New York University( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient world online( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary focus of the blog will be notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but it also includes other kinds of networked information as it becomes available. The ancient world here is conceived as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period
ISAW papers( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymn to Apollo : the ancient world and the Ballets Russes( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world, dance was used to express important truths about the human condition, and this significance can still be seen today in representations of dancers in ancient art. Sculpture, relief carving, vase painting, and other visual media offer a glimpse of the function of dance in antiquity. In the modern era, the Ballets Russes, a Paris-based collective established by Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), revolutionized dance and revived European and American interest in ballet, in part by drawing on notions of dance from the ancient world. Ballets Russes choreographers, designers, and collaborators looked to ancient culture for subjects and themes, and for a notion of dance as an expressive art form integrated with ritual. Hymn to Apollo explores the role of dance in ancient art and culture and how artists of the Ballets Russes returned to the past as a source for modern expression. Thematic essays and lavish illustrations present a fresh perspective on ancient artifacts, and watercolors, illustrations, sketchbooks, photographs, costumes, and other archival Ballets Russes material show how artists turned to the ancient world to create something new.00Exhibition: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, USA (06.03-06.06.2019)0
Rome and the economic integration of empire by Gilles Bransbourg( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern economist Peter Temin has recently used econometrics to argue that the Roman grain market was an integrated and efficient market. This paper gathers additional data and applies further methods of modern economic analysis to reach a different conclusion. It shows that the overall Roman economy was not fully integrated, although the Mediterranean Sea did create some meaningful integration along a few privileged trade routes. Still, it is not possible to identify pure market forces that existed in isolation, since the political structures that maintained the Empire strongly influenced the movement of money and trade goods
A Syriac fragment from the Cause of All Causes on the Pillars of Hercules by Adam Carter McCollum( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief note draws attention to a passage from the Syriac Cause of All Causes that describes the Pillars of Hercules, but as being three in number rather than two. The Syriac text in question has been well-known since it was published in 1889. This particular passage is studied and commented on here especially as it appears in a recently cataloged manuscript from Dayr Al-Za'farān, in which the passage is completely divorced from its context in the Cause of All Causes
The cosmos in the Antikythera mechanism by Tony Freeth( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antikythera Mechanism is a fragmentarily preserved Hellenistic astronomical machine with bronze gearwheels, made about the second century B.C. In 2005, new data were gathered leading to considerably enhanced knowledge of its functions and the inscriptions on its exterior. However, much of the front of the instrument has remained uncertain due to loss of evidence. We report progress in reading a passage of one inscription that appears to describe the front of the Mechanism as a representation of a Greek geocentric cosmology, portraying the stars, Sun, Moon, and all five planets known in antiquity. Complementing this, we propose a new mechanical reconstruction of planetary gearwork in the Mechanism, incorporating an economical design closely analogous to the previously identified lunar anomaly mechanism, and accounting for much unresolved physical evidence
 
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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at the New York University.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at the New Yotk University

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World University of New York.

ISAW

ISAW (New York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

New York university Institute for the study of the ancient world

New York University. ISAW

古代世界研究

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