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Size Matters - Understanding Monumentality Across Ancient Civilizations

Series: Histoire, 146
Funded by: Cluster of Excellence 264 TOPOI
Edited by: Federico Buccellati, Sebastian Hageneuer, Sylva van der Heyden, and Felix Levenson

When talking about monuments, size undeniably matters - or does it? But how else can we measure monumentality? Bringing together researchers from various fields such as archaeology, museology, history, sociology, Mesoamerican studies, and art history, this book discusses terminological and methodological approaches in both theoretical contributions and various case studies. While focusing on architectural aspects, this volume also discusses the social meaning of monuments, the role of forced and free labour, as well as textual or inscriptual monumentality. The result is a modern interdisciplinary take on an important concept which is notoriously difficult to define.

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Audience: Professional and scholarly;

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