OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

ISBN : 9780199682331

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¥23,276
著者: 
Caspar Meyer
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464 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
195 x 253 mm
刊行日
2013年11月
シリーズ
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation
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Since their discovery in nineteenth-century Russia, Greco-Scythian artefacts have been interpreted as masterpieces by Greek craftsmen working according to the tastes of the Scythian nomads and creating realistic depictions of their barbarian patrons. Drawing on a broad array of evidence from archaeology, art history and epigraphy to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, this volume confronts the deep confusion between ancient representation and historical reality in contemporary engagements with classical culture. It argues that the strikingly life-like figure scenes of Greco-Scythian art were integral to the strategies of a cosmopolitan elite who legitimated its economic dominance by asserting an intermediary cultural position between the steppe inland and the urban centres on the shores of the Black Sea. Investigating the reception of this 'Eurasian' self-image in tsarist Russia, Meyer unravels the complex relationship between ancient ideology and modern imperial visions, and its legacy in current conceptions of cultural interaction and identity. With a synthesis of material evidence never yet attempted, this volume breaks significant new ground in explaining the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to inner Asia and classical Greece, the intersection between modern museum display and visual knowledge, and the intellectual history of classics in Russia and the West.

目次: 

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF MAPS
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF PLATES
ABBREVIATIONS
1. Introduction: Discovering Greco-Scythian Art
2. Classical Art and Russian Identity
3. Defining the Corpus: Chronology, Technique, Distribution
4. Political Monuments of the Early Spartocid State
5. Looking at Greco-Scythian Art
6. Greco-Scythian Art in Practice
7. Conclusion
APPENDIX
GRAVE INVENTORIES OF BOSPORAN ELITE KURGANS OF THE FIFTH AND SIXTH CENTURIES BC: A SUMMARY GUIDE TO EXCAVATIONS CONDUCTED 1821-1917
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

著者について: 

Caspar Meyer is Lecturer in Classical Archaeology and Birkbeck, University of London. He has held fellowships at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and at the Centre Louis Gernet in Paris. He is particularly interested in classical visual culture and its persistence and transformation in modern Europe.

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