The Clothed Body in the Ancient World

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Author  Liza Cleland
Publisher  Oxbow Books
Publication Date   June 14, 2005
ISBN  1842171658
Pages  192

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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. 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. Clothing the body is a complex and significant act, and this volume goes some way to unravelling the intricacies inherent in this socio-cultural phenomenon.

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