By Justine Bayley,Ian Freestone,Caroline Jackson

ISBN-10: 1782977740

ISBN-13: 9781782977742

Glass of the Roman global illustrates the coming of latest cultural structures, mechanisms of exchange and an elevated financial base within the early 1st millennium advert which, together, allowed the extra improvement of the prevailing glass undefined. Glass turned whatever which encompassed greater than easily a unique and hugely ornamental fabric. Glass construction grew and its intake elevated till it used to be assimilated into all degrees of society, used for show and comfort goods yet both for utilitarian packing containers, home windows or even instruments.

These 18 papers through well known foreign students comprise reviews of glass from Europe and the close to East. The authors write on a number of issues the place their paintings is on the leading edge of latest ways to the topic. They either expand and consolidate points of our knowing of ways glass was once produced, traded and used in the course of the Empire and the broader international drawing on chronology, typology, styles of distribution, and different methodologies, together with the incorporation of latest medical equipment. notwithstanding targeting a unmarried fabric the papers are firmly established in its archaeological context within the wider financial system of the Roman global, and look at glass as a part of a posh fabric tradition managed via the growth and contraction of the Empire. the quantity is gifted in honor of Jenny expense, a most excellent pupil of Roman glass.

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