Greco Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia

Greco Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia

Drawing on evidence from archaeology, art history, and textual sources to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, Meyer offers unique introductions to the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to Asia and classical Greece, ...

Author: Caspar Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199682331

Category: Art

Page: 431

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Drawing on evidence from archaeology, art history, and textual sources to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, Meyer offers unique introductions to the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to Asia and classical Greece, modern museum and visual culture studies, and the intellectual history of classics in Russia and the West.
Categories: Art

Greco Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia

Greco Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia

Drawing on evidence from archaeology, art history, and textual sources to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, Meyer offers unique introductions to the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to Asia and classical Greece, ...

Author: Hans-Caspar Meyer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0191808555

Category: Art, Scythian

Page: 431

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Drawing on evidence from archaeology, art history, and textual sources to contextualize Greco-Scythian metalwork in ancient society, Meyer offers unique introductions to the archaeology of Scythia and its ties to Asia and classical Greece, modern museum and visual culture studies, and the intellectual history of classics in Russia and the West.
Categories: Art, Scythian

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical antiquity to Russian modernity. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Moyer, A.C. 2012. Deep Reflection: An archaeological analysis of mirrors in Iron Age Eurasia.

Author: Courtney Nimura

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789253955

Category: Art

Page: 260

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Since early discoveries of so-called Celtic Art during the 19th century, archaeologists have mused on the origins of this major art tradition, which emerged in Europe around 500 BC. Classical influence has often been cited as the main impetus for this new and distinctive way of decorating, but although Classical and Celtic Art share certain motifs, many of the design principles behind the two styles differ fundamentally. Instead, the idea that Celtic Art shares its essential forms and themes of transformation and animism with Iron Age art from across northern Eurasia has recently gained currency, partly thanks to a move away from the study of motifs in prehistoric art and towards considerations of the contexts in which they appear. This volume explores Iron Age art at different scales and specifically considers the long-distance connections, mutual influences and shared ‘ways of seeing’ that link Celtic Art to other art traditions across northern Eurasia. It brings together 13 papers on varied subjects such as animal and human imagery, technologies of production and the design theory behind Iron Age art, balancing pan-Eurasian scale commentary with regional and site scale studies and detailed analyses of individual objects, as well as introductory and summary papers. This multi-scalar approach allows connections to be made across wide geographical areas, whilst maintaining the detail required to carry out sensitive studies of objects.
Categories: Art

By Steppe Desert and Ocean

By Steppe  Desert  and Ocean

Well worth consulting is the seminal early work E. Minns, Scythians and Greeks (Cambridge, 1913). For a major recent study of the Scythian–Greek interaction, see C. Meyer, Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia (Oxford, 2013).

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191003363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plain within a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbours. Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which have driven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Scythians

The Scythians

Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age (cited above): M. G. Moshkova, 'A Brief Review of the History of the ... Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity (Oxford, 2013).

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198820123

Category: History

Page: 400

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The Scythians were warlike nomadic horsemen who roamed the steppe of Asia in the first millennium BC. Using archaeological finds from burials and texts written, mainly, by Greeks, this book reconstructs the lives of the Scythians, exploring their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting and their flexible attitude to gender.
Categories: History

The Greeks and Romans in the Black Sea and the Importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco Roman World 7th century BC 5th century AD 20 Years On 1997 2017

The Greeks and Romans in the Black Sea and the Importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco Roman World  7th century BC 5th century AD   20 Years On  1997 2017

with the Scythian tribes in order to ensure his control of the Thracian cities. In 342 BC, Philip allied with Kothela, ... Meyer, C. 2013: Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia (Oxford). Miller, S.G. 1982: 'Macedonian Tombs: Their ...

Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789697599

Category: History

Page: 778

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The proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities (Constanţa, 2017) is dedicated to the 90th birthday of Prof. Sir John Boardman, President of the Congress since its inception. The central theme returns to that considered 20 years earlier: the importance of the Pontic Region for the Graeco-Roman World.
Categories: History

Hammer and Anvil

Hammer and Anvil

... eds., Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity (Cambridge UP, 2017); Caspar Meyer, “Discovering Greco-Scythian Art,” in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity, ed.

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442214453

Category: History

Page: 360

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Weaving new interpretive approaches and grand themes of world history from 1000 to 1500, distinguished historian Pamela Kyle Crossley boldly argues that nomadic regimes such as the Mongols and Turks profoundly shaped Eurasia’s economic, technological, and political evolution to create our modern world.
Categories: History

Masters of the Steppe The Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia

Masters of the Steppe  The Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia

Scythians of southeastern Europe, in J. Davis-Kimball, V. Bashilov and L. Yablonsky (eds) Nomads of the Eurasian steppes in the early Iron Age: 27–62. ... Greco-Scythian art and the birth of Eurasia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Svetlana Pankova

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789696486

Category: Social Science

Page: 802

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This book presents 45 papers presented at a major international conference held at the British Museum during the 2017 BP exhibition 'Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia'. Papers include new archaeological discoveries, results of scientific research and studies of museum collections, most presented in English for the first time.
Categories: Social Science

Reframing Russian Modernism

Reframing Russian Modernism

Caspar Meyer, Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 61; see also Caspar Meyer, “Russian Encounters with Classical Antiquities,” in Torlone et ...

Author: Irina Shevelenko

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780299320409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Presents modernism in Russia through the lens of its engagement with politics, science, religion, and other social practices. In the early twentieth century, when many Russian social institutions looked to the past, modernist arts powerfully amplified a gamut of new ideas about individual and collective transformation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity

... 1990); H. C. Meyer, Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity (Oxford, 2013)). However, in a memoir (written in Oxford) published in the Festschrift for Kondakov's eightieth birthday, ...

Author: Jaś Elsner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108473071

Category: Art

Page: 500

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Explores the problems for studying art and religion in Eurasia arising from ancestral, colonial and post-colonial biases in historiography.
Categories: Art