Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam

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Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to civic pride. Attending to one of the most evocative languages of the ages, his work reveals a fusion of cultures and religions that speaks to us across time.

Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam 2006, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674022928

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