Brickstamps of Constantinople

Hardcover | March 15, 2004

byJonathan Bardill

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Brickstamps of Constantinople provides archaeologists and historians with the first major catalogue and analysis of stamped bricks manufactured in Constantinople and its vicinity in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine periods. The catalogue assembles not only all previously published stamps butalso a large amount of unpublished material in archives and museum collections. Most of the variant stamps are illustrated with a sketch, drawing or photograph. The text discusses the organization of the brickmaking industry and the purpose of brickstamping, and establishes for the first time achronological framework for the material. On the basis of the conclusions, dates are proposed for previously undated structures in the city, and revised dates are given for other monuments.

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Brickstamps of Constantinople provides archaeologists and historians with the first major catalogue and analysis of stamped bricks manufactured in Constantinople and its vicinity in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine periods. The catalogue assembles not only all previously published stamps butalso a large amount of unpublished material...

Jonathan Bardill is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, University of Newcastle

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 2.03 inPublished:March 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199255245

ISBN - 13:9780199255245

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Table of Contents

Volume 1: Text and CataloguePart 1: Bricks and the Construction Industry1. Constantinopolitan bricks and brickstamps2. The interpretation and purpose of Constantinopolitan brickstamps3. Stamping, storage, and supply4. Construction in Constantinople and the beginning and end of brickstamping.Part 2: The Chronology of Constantinopolitan Brickstamps5. Towards establishing a chronology6. Dated sites7. Undated sites8. Analysis of brickstamps and bricks from the sites discussed in chapters VI-VII9. Dating the sites discussed in chapters VI-VII on the basis of the brickstamps10. Further stylistic analysis11. Analysis of brickstamps from selected remaining sites12. ConclusionPart 3: The Catalogue13. The Sources of the Information included in the catalogue14. The organisation of the catalogueThe CatalogueIndexesSite-plans and photographs of momumentsVolume 2: Plates

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"This new illustrated chronology and clearly written accompanying text is a publishing milestone and, for the first time, will permit the establishment of a reliable chronology and analysis for late fourth through sixth century Constantinopolitan stamped bricks.... It is a necessary purchase for all libraries serving upper-division and graduate students, faculty and other serious researchers on Ancient or Byzantine art and civilization."--Art Documentation "Exemplary in may respects.... In addition to a very careful and well-illustrated corpus of stamped bricks, this book, through its analyses of construction styles and the constant reference to historical facts, offers in fact the chronology of all the architectural remains known in Constantinople from Constantine to Heraclius and even of some others later still. It recounts the history of building in Constantinople between the 4th and the 7th century, highlighting the phases of development and stagnation. It contains many new and stimulating insights."-- Professor Jean-Pierre Sodini