Islam and Marble from the Origins to Saddam Hussein
This monograph stems from a long-standing interest in the re-use of Roman antiquities during the Middle Ages and later in the West. While such antiquities—spolia—were sometimes to be found close at hand, it is often evident that the artifacts came from afar, usually in Roman times, but sometimes transported on (for example) Venetian or Pisan galleys. Comparing maps of the Mediterranean during the Roman and mediaeval centuries, and studying (scarce) mediaeval accounts of how they collected...[Show more]
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