The papers in this volume provide fascinating snapshots of the clothed body in the ancient world once collected together these snapshots reveal common themes in scholarship and allow a comparison of methodologies across disciplines and periods. Oxbow books is the worlds leading publisher distributor and bookseller in archaeology and the ancient world. The study of ancient dress and the clothed body encompasses the work of a very diverse range of scholars textile conservationists archaeologists classicists ancient historians art historians theatre costume designers and reenactment enthusiasts to name but a few. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. The clothed body in the ancient world studies of the nude body have been around for many years but rarely has scholarship looked at the clothed body yet the way we clothe ourselves says a great deal about the society we live in and our place within it
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