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This volume's sections have a more extensive treatment, featuring imperial costume and regalia, their importance in coin designs; the coordination, control, and methods of coin production; and an excursus on the main issues of the years around 1204. The introductions to each reign have also been expanded to take account of the historical and numismatic complexities of the period, and many more specimens from outside Dumbarton Oaks have been illustrated, offering a greater degree of coverage....more...

This sumptuous volume, under the general editorship of Professor Bellinger and Mr. Grierson, will delight the mind and eye of every student of Byzantine coins....more...

This outstanding introductory survey collects, presents and examines, for the very first time, the portraits and representations of Alexander the Great on the ancient coins of the Greek and Roman period. From 320 BC to AD 400, Karsten Dahmen examines not only Alexander’s own coinage and the posthumous coinages of his successors, but also the re-use of his image by rulers from the Greek world and the Roman empire, to late antiquity. Also including numismatic material that exceeds all previous...more...

The Rijksmuseum houses an unusually large seventeenth-century model ship dating back to 1698, the William Rex. It is unique in the world, not only on account of its size, its age and its elaboration, but also because of the historical and political significance it carries. This book not only explores the history and the function of this showcase model, but also the prominent role of shipping in the Republic, the admiralties and the collection of model ships in the Rijksmuseum. It also delves...more...

Frederick Litchfield created an enduring classic study of functional art with his Illustrated History of Furniture. This reprinting is presented out of a deep appreciation for the excellent scholarship and many illuminating insights that he so generously shared. The first chapter, which refers to Ancient Furniture and covers a period of several centuries, is introductory to those that follow, rather than a serious attempt to examine the history of the furniture during that space of time. The...more...

Splendid wardrobe of 16 costumes for a male and a female figure highlight 1,500 years of Egyptian fashion history. Includes colorful sheath dresses, sari-like cloaks, fringed shawl for the lady; kilts, royal robes, and soldier's uniform for the man. A dazzling window to the past, meticulously researched and rendered....more...

Accurate representations of period apparel depict 21 Confederate uniforms, 24 Union uniforms, different ranks, states, units; historical figures include Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, David G. Farragut, and others — shown in color on covers. Descriptive captions....more...

Whether it's needlepoint or woodworking, collecting stamps or dolls, everyone has a hobby, or is told they need one. But why do we fill our leisure time with the activities we do? And what do our hobbies say about our culture? Steven Gelber here traces the history and significance of hobbies from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1950s. Although hobbies are often touted as a break from work, Gelber demonstrates that they reflect and reproduce the values and activities of the workplace by...more...

Imagine how distorted our understanding of ancient history would be if the chronological framework around which it was built had several extra centuries added. What if the backbone of Egyptian dynasties contained duplicates? The Synchronized Chronology resolves the structural problems of Egyptian chronology and then outlines the correct history of the Middle East and Mediterranean time of Abraham and his wandering into the Empire of Alexander the Great. Recognizing some overlapping of dates and...more...

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