The Koelz Collection of Kashmiri Shawls

Author: Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 9780915703609

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "photographs of all the shawls in the accompanying book, plus an unpublished manuscript by Walter N. Koelz." -- CD-ROM label.
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The Koelz Collection of Kashmiri Shawls

Author: Grace Beardsley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 246

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The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, and Collections 1817–2017

Author: Kerstin Barndt,Carla M Sinopoli

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472122649

Category: History

Page: 376

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Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge explores the museums, libraries, and special collections of the University of Michigan on its bicentennial. Since its inception, U-M has collected and preserved objects: biological and geological specimens; ethnographic and archaeological artifacts; photographs and artistic works; encyclopedia, textbooks, rare books, and documents; and many other items. These vast collections and libraries testify to an ambitious vision of the research university as a place where knowledge is accumulated, shared, and disseminated through teaching, exhibition, and publication. Today, two hundred years after the university’s founding, museums, libraries, and archives continue to be an important part of U-M, which maintains more than twenty distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Viewed from a historic perspective, they provide a window through which we can explore the transformation of the academy, its public role, and the development of scholarly disciplines over the last two centuries. Even as they speak to important facets of Michigan’s history, many of these collections also remain essential to academic research, knowledge production, and object-based pedagogy. Moreover, the university’s exhibitions and displays attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year from the campus, regional, and global communities. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of these world-renowned collections, this book will appeal to readers interested in the history of museums and collections, the formation of academic disciplines, and of course the University of Michigan.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

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Author: Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475792743

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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More than any other category of evidence, ceramics ofters archaeologists their most abundant and potentially enlightening source of information on the past. Being made primarily of day, a relatively inexpensive material that is available in every region, ceramics became essential in virtually every society in the world during the past ten thousand years. The straightfor ward technology of preparing, forming, and firing day into hard, durable shapes has meant that societies at various levels of complexity have come to rely on it for a wide variety of tasks. Ceramic vessels quickly became essential for many household and productive tasks. Food preparation, cooking, and storage-the very basis of settled village life-could not exist as we know them without the use of ceramic vessels. Often these vessels broke into pieces, but the virtually indestructible quality of the ceramic material itself meant that these pieces would be preserved for centuries, waiting to be recovered by modem archaeologists. The ability to create ceramic material with diverse physical properties, to form vessels into so many different shapes, and to decorate them in limitless manners, led to their use in far more than utilitarian contexts. Some vessels were especially made to be used in trade, manufacturing activities, or rituals, while ceramic material was also used to make other items such as figurines, models, and architectural ornaments.
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Perspectives from Archaeology and History

Author: Susan E. Alcock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770200

Category: History

Page: 523

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Empires, the largest political systems of the ancient and early modern world, powerfully transformed the lives of people within and even beyond their frontiers in ways quite different from other, non-imperial societies. Appearing in all parts of the globe, and in many different epochs, empires invite comparative analysis - yet few attempts have been made to place imperial systems within such a framework. This book brings together studies by distinguished scholars from diverse academic traditions, including anthropology, archaeology, history and classics. The empires discussed include case studies from Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Near East, South East Asia and China, and range in time from the first millennium BC to the early modern era. The book organises these detailed studies into five thematic sections: sources, approaches and definitions; empires in a wider world; imperial integration and imperial subjects; imperial ideologies; and the afterlife of empires.
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Author: David Paul Jackson,Christian Luczanits,Kristen Muldowney

Publisher: Rubin Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780984519071

Category: Art

Page: 300

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"This catalog is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, April 24 through September 7, 2015, and curated by David P. Jackson."
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Crafting Empire in South India, c.1350–1650

Author: Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139440745

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The study of specialized craft production has a long tradition in archaeological research. Through analyses of material remains and the contexts of their production and use, archaeologists can examine the organization of craft production and the economic and political status of craft producers. This study, which was originally published in 2003, combines archaeological and historical evidence from the author's twenty years of fieldwork at the imperial capital of Vijayanagara to explore the role and significance of craft production in the city's political economy of the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. By examining a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli evaluates models of craft production and expands upon theoretical and historical understandings of empires in general and Vijayanagara in particular. It is the most broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, or in any other early state empire.
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the earthenware ceramics of the noblemen's quarter of Vijayanagara

Author: Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 1987

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Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Author: David Paul Jackson,Robert N. Linrothe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984519057

Category: Art

Page: 235

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, October 2, 2012, through March 25, 2013, and curated by David P. Jackson and Christian Luczanits.
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The Archaeology of Women's Lives Around the Globe

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110847

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.
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Author: Grant Richard Parker,Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 182

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Drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and perspectives, this volume approaches ancient India both historically and geographically. The primary temporal focus lies in India's "Early Historic" period, from the mid-first millennium BCE through the mid-first millennium CE. The geographic focus is shifted landward rather than seaward and is centered on South Asia rather than the Mediterranean. Contributors examine power and material culture; Mediterranean image making, which looks at Greek and Roman understandings of India; and language and otherness, which explores Indian knowledge and understandings of outsiders. The volume as a whole directs us to the complex webs and networks that throughout Indian history have linked South Asians to each other and to the world beyond the subcontinent. A very wide world indeed. Contributors are Shinu A. Abraham, Madhav Deshpande, Grant Parker, Alka Patel, Himanshu P. Ray, James Romm , Martha Ann Selby, and Thomas R. Trautmann. Grant Parker is Assistant Professor of Classics, Stanford University. Carla M. Sinopoli is Professor of Anthropology and Curator and Director, Museum of Anthropology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan.
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Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray,Carla M. Sinopoli

Publisher: Aryan Books International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 511

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Contributed articles presented at a workshop.
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Author: Miriam T. Stark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405153032

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region’s last 10,000 years of history. Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world’s foremost Asia archaeologists Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers
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Local and Regional Perspectives

Author: John Bray

Publisher: Brill's Tibetan Studies Librar

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 1969

This book presents the most important findings of recent historical research on Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. It draws on contributions from historians, art historians, linguists and anthropologists to provide a much richer view of the region's past than was previously available.
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Author: Lyon Sprague De Camp

Publisher: Phoenix Pick

ISBN: 9781612421278

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 1942

What finer way for Alexander the Great to honor his old tutor Aristotle than to send him an actual Indian elephant? *** After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. *** Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece, encountering all sorts of dangers and adventures while attempting the long and arduous journey. *** "An amazing narrative vehicle for the display of ... a fairly complete composite of the life and times of which the author writes."-The Chicago Daily Tribune *** "By hybridizing a Middle-Eastern travelogue with an Alexandrine comedy of manners, the author has produced a specimen only slightly less rare then elephants in Westchester-to wit, a historical novel with a sense of humor."-The New York Times
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