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Of Children, Objects, and Seeing: An Introduction

Jamal J. Elias

in Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter outlines the aims of the book and introduces its methodology. It explores the notion of childhood as a construct used by adults for emotional, social, and legal purposes. It provides an ... More


The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both remarkably fascinating and easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering ... More


From the Coin’s Point of View

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

“Money talks” is an old adage in need of a fresh interpretation. Building upon the foundational narratives of modern novelists, numismatists may now use theories of memes and object agency to explain ... More


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