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By Julian Henderson

This ebook is an interdisciplinary exploration of archaeological glass during which technological, ancient, geological, chemical and cultural facets of the examine of historical glass are mixed. The e-book examines why and the way this certain fabric used to be invented a few 4,500 years in the past and considers the ritual, social, financial and political contexts of its improvement. It additionally presents an in-depth attention of glass as a fabric, the uncooked fabrics used to make it, and its wide variety of chemical compositions in either the East and the West from its invention to the 17th century advert. Julian Henderson makes a speciality of 3 contrasting archaeological and clinical case stories: overdue Bronze Age glass, overdue Hellenistic-early Roman glass, and Islamic glass within the center East. He considers intimately the provenances of old glass utilizing medical thoughts and discusses various vessels and their makes use of in historical societies.

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