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The Resource Cedar forests, cedar ships : allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East, Sara A. Rich

Cedar forests, cedar ships : allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East, Sara A. Rich

Label
Cedar forests, cedar ships : allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East
Title
Cedar forests, cedar ships
Title remainder
allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East
Statement of responsibility
Sara A. Rich
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is commonly recognized that the Cedars of Lebanon were prized in the ancient world, but how can the complex archaeological role of the Cedrus genus be articulated in terms that go beyond its interactions with humans alone? And to what extent can ancient ships and boats made of this material demonstrate such intimate relations with wood? Drawing from object-oriented ontologies and other 'new materialisms,' Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships constructs a hylocentric anti-narrative spreading from the Cretaceous to the contemporary. With a dual focus on the woods and the watercraft, and on the considerable historical overlap between them, the book takes another step in the direction of challenging the conceptual binaries of nature/culture and subject/object, while providing an up-to-date synthesis of the relevant archaeological and historical data. Binding physical properties and metaphorical manifestations, the fluctuating presence of cedar (forests, trees, and wood) in religious thought is interpreted as having had a direct bearing on shipbuilding in the ancient East Mediterranean. Close and diachronic excavations of the interstices of allure, lore, and metaphor can begin to navigate the (meta) physical relationships between the forested mountain and the forest afloat, and their myriad unique realities
Member of
Cataloging source
UY0
Dewey number
634.9/756
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • SD397.C434
  • DE60
LC item number
  • R53 2017
  • .R53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Archaeopress Archaeology
Label
Cedar forests, cedar ships : allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East, Sara A. Rich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-283)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9781784913656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99972130338
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987338619
Label
Cedar forests, cedar ships : allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East, Sara A. Rich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-283)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9781784913656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99972130338
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987338619

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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