Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

Author(s): 
Upson-Saia, Kristi
Author(s): 
Daniel-Hughes, Carly
Author(s): 
Batten, Alicia J.
ISBN: 
9781472422767
Date published: 
August 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories. Contributors demonstrate how dress developed as a topos within Judean and Christian rhetoric, symbolism, and performance, and show how religious meanings were entangled with other social logics, revealing the many layers of meaning attached to ancient dress, as well as the extent to which dress was implicated in numerous domains of religious life.