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Veiling Architecture: Decoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164873
eISBN:
9781617971099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Nile Valley and desert oases south of Cairo—Upper Egypt—surviving domestic buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries demonstrate a unique and varied strand of ... More


Double Take: Photography, Cinema, and the Segregated Theater

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the connections among photography, cinema, and segregated movie theaters in the United States. It looks through the lens of the movie camera at the anxieties provoked by a ... More


Upside Down and Inside Out: Camera Work, Spectatorship, and the Chronotope of the Colored Balcony

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks through the other set of lenses that photographers trained on the segregated theater during the 1930s. Movie theaters, unlike most segregated sites, marked only their “colored” ... More


Rome Before Literature: Indirect Evidence

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The creation in the seventh century BC of a common agora (the Roman Forum) marks the origin of Rome as a city-state. Contemporary evidence from Homer suggests what the agora may have been used for, ... More


Anglo-Saxon churches: form and function

Helen Gittos

in Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199270903
eISBN:
9780191804304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the evidence for the form of Anglo-Saxon church buildings and how they may have been used. It investigates the architectural evidence that survives for how churches were used ... More


Roads and Backstreets

Daniel Sperber

in The City in Roman Palestine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195098822
eISBN:
9780197560914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195098822.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Let us now look at the roads and side streets in the Roman Palestinian town. The literary evidence about the width of such streets is somewhat problematic. In the baraita in B. Baba Batra 99ab we ... More


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