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Transfigurations of Hellenism Aspects of Late Antique Art in Egypt AD 250-700

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ISBN 10: 9004143327 / ISBN 13: 9789004143326
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This book deals with the architecture and visual arts in late antiqueâ"early Byzantine Egypt as an organic part of the art of the Mediterranean region in the period between the 3rd and 8th centuries. The richly illustrated book discusses the survival and transformations of Hellenistic themes and forms in the Roman and late antique periods. It also presents a history of Coptic art history. Bookseller Inventory # TORTRANSF

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Title: Transfigurations of Hellenism Aspects of ...

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

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This book deals with the architecture and visual arts in late antique-early Byzantine Egypt as an organic part of the art of the Mediterranean region in the period between the 3rd and 8th centuries. The richly illustrated book discusses the survival and transformations of Hellenistic themes and forms in the Roman and late antique periods. It also presents a history of Coptic art history. "Transfigurations of Hellenism is an outstanding addition to this scholarship, tracing out in detail the continuity of the Hellenistic tradition in Egyptian art...All scholars of late antiquity will find much of interest in this fine work." Stanley M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles

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Laszlo Torok, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1992), is Research Professor at the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has published extensively on ancient Nubian history and Hellenistic and late antique art in Egypt, including The Kingdom of Kush (Leiden, 1997), The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art (Leiden, 2002).

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