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The Resource Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant : Recovery After Collapse, William E. Mierse

Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant : Recovery After Collapse, William E. Mierse

Label
Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant : Recovery After Collapse
Title
Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant
Title remainder
Recovery After Collapse
Statement of responsibility
William E. Mierse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The vision for this impressive work on temple architecture in the Levant grew out of the author's work on Roman temple designs on the Iberian Peninsula and continual references to Semitic influences on the designs of sanctuaries both on the Peninsula and in North Africa. It was assumed that Phoenician colonization had brought with it the full flowering of Levantine architectural forms. As Mierse began to search for relevant material on the ancient Levant, however, he discovered that no overall synthesis had ever been written, and it was virtually impossible to recognize and isolate Semitic elements in architectural forms. This book addresses this need. The analysis presented here is comparative and follows the methodology most commonly employed by architectural historians throughout the twentieth century. It is a formalist approach and permits the isolation of lines of continuity and the detection of discontinuity. While Mierse relies heavily on this traditional method, he also introduces some approaches from the postprocessual school of archaeology in its attempts to discern an appropriate way for cult to be investigated by archaeology. The sanctuaries that this book presents were erected between the end of the Late Bronze Age (conventionally assigned the date of 1200 B.C.E.) and the annexation of the Levantine region into the Assyrian Empire (when Mesopotamia again became highly influential in the region). The topic concerns temples that were produced during the period when the Levant was its own entity and politically independent of Egypt, Mesopotamia, or Anatolia. During this period, the designs chosen for inclusion in this book must reflect local choices rather than resulting from imposed outside concepts. The architecture that emerged in the wake of the downfall of the Late Bronze Age and the subsequent reemergence of social cohesiveness manifested significant changes in form and function. The five centuries under review reveal exciting developments in sacred architecture and show that, although the architects of the first millennium B.C.E. maintained important lines of continuity with the developments of the previous two millennia, they were also capable of creating novel forms to meet new needs. Included in this fascinating volume are 90 pages of photos, drawings, floor plans, and maps
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mierse, William E
Dewey number
726/.109394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA212
LC item number
.M54 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History, Archaeology, and Culture of the Levant
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temples
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Iron age
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Iron age
  • Temples
  • Middle East
Label
Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant : Recovery After Collapse, William E. Mierse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Another Study of Levantine Temples? -- Earlier Work -- Type of Study -- Textual Material -- Design of the Book -- Geography and People -- The Physical Geography -- The Human Geography -- Patterns of Trade -- A Sacred Landscape -- Iron Age Temple Remains -- Iron Age Absolute Chronology and Stratigraphy -- Iron Age IA Sites: 1200â€?1000 b.c.e. -- Iron Age IIA Sites: Tenth Century b.c.e. -- Iron Age IIB Sites: Ninthâ€?Late Eighth Centuries b.c.e
  • Iron Age IIC Sites: Late Eighth Century to the Mid-Sixth Century b.c.e.Architectural Patterns: A Post-colonial “Nationalist Revivalâ€?? -- Conclusion -- Continuity -- Construction Techniques -- Plans and Orientation -- Conclusion -- New Forms -- Building Techniques -- Building Forms -- Architectural Sculpture -- Aegean Elements -- Plans -- Conclusion -- Societal Forces and Early Iron Age Temple-Building -- The Creative and Intellectual Aspects of Temple-Building -- The Economics and Politics of Temple-Building -- Levantine Architecture Goes West
  • Phoenicians and GreeksThe First Settlements -- A Second Phoenician Colonization -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Collapse and Regeneration -- The Spread of the Levantine Forms -- Bibliography -- Maps and Illustrations
Control code
815474256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781575066783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815474256
Label
Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant : Recovery After Collapse, William E. Mierse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Another Study of Levantine Temples? -- Earlier Work -- Type of Study -- Textual Material -- Design of the Book -- Geography and People -- The Physical Geography -- The Human Geography -- Patterns of Trade -- A Sacred Landscape -- Iron Age Temple Remains -- Iron Age Absolute Chronology and Stratigraphy -- Iron Age IA Sites: 1200â€?1000 b.c.e. -- Iron Age IIA Sites: Tenth Century b.c.e. -- Iron Age IIB Sites: Ninthâ€?Late Eighth Centuries b.c.e
  • Iron Age IIC Sites: Late Eighth Century to the Mid-Sixth Century b.c.e.Architectural Patterns: A Post-colonial “Nationalist Revivalâ€?? -- Conclusion -- Continuity -- Construction Techniques -- Plans and Orientation -- Conclusion -- New Forms -- Building Techniques -- Building Forms -- Architectural Sculpture -- Aegean Elements -- Plans -- Conclusion -- Societal Forces and Early Iron Age Temple-Building -- The Creative and Intellectual Aspects of Temple-Building -- The Economics and Politics of Temple-Building -- Levantine Architecture Goes West
  • Phoenicians and GreeksThe First Settlements -- A Second Phoenician Colonization -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Collapse and Regeneration -- The Spread of the Levantine Forms -- Bibliography -- Maps and Illustrations
Control code
815474256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781575066783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815474256

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