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By Julian Henderson

This e-book is an interdisciplinary exploration of archaeological glass during which technological, historic, geological, chemical and cultural features of the research of historic glass are mixed. The ebook examines why and the way this certain fabric used to be invented a few 4,500 years in the past and considers the ritual, social, fiscal and political contexts of its improvement. It additionally presents an in-depth attention of glass as a cloth, the uncooked fabrics used to make it, and its wide selection of chemical compositions in either the East and the West from its invention to the 17th century advert. Julian Henderson specializes in 3 contrasting archaeological and clinical case stories: past due Bronze Age glass, overdue Hellenistic-early Roman glass, and Islamic glass within the heart East. He considers intimately the provenances of historical glass utilizing clinical suggestions and discusses various vessels and their makes use of in historic societies.

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