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Domesticating empire : Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens, Caitlín Eilís Barrett

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Domesticating empire : Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens
Title
Domesticating empire
Title remainder
Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens
Statement of responsibility
Caitlín Eilís Barrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Domesticating Empire' is the first contextually-oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery in Roman households. Caitlin Barrett draws on case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between representations of Egypt and a particular type of Roman household space: the domestic garden. Through paintings and mosaics portraying the Nile, canals that turned the garden itself into a miniature "Nilescape," and statuary depicting Egyptian themes, many gardens in Pompeii offered ancient visitors evocations of a Roman vision of Egypt. Simultaneously faraway and familiar, these imagined landscapes made the unfathomable breadth of empire compatible with the familiarity of home. In contrast to older interpretations that connect Roman "Aegyptiaca" to the worship of Egyptian gods or the problematic concept of "Egyptomania," a contextual analysis of these garden assemblages suggests new possibilities for meaning. In Pompeian houses, Egyptian and Egyptian-looking objects and images interacted with their settings to construct complex entanglements of "foreign" and "familiar," "self" and "other." Representations of Egyptian landscapes in domestic gardens enabled individuals to present themselves as sophisticated citizens of empire. Yet at the same time, household material culture also exerted an agency of its own: domesticizing, familiarizing, and "Romanizing" once-foreign images and objects. That which was once imagined as alien and potentially dangerous was now part of the domus itself, increasingly incorporated into cultural constructions of what it meant to be "Roman." Featuring brilliant illustrations in both color and black and white, Domesticating Empire reveals the importance of material culture in transforming household space into a microcosm of empire
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Caitlín E
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG70.P7
LC item number
B365 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
  • Gardens
  • Horticulture
  • Gardens in art
  • Gardens
  • Gardens in art
  • Horticulture
  • Italy
  • Garten
  • Gartenbau
  • Gartengestaltung
  • Imperialismus
  • Rezeption
  • Pompeji
Label
Domesticating empire : Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens, Caitlín Eilís Barrett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Egypt in the garden -- Imagining the Nile: affordances and contexts -- From Egypt to Oikoumene: interactive landscapes in the Casa dell'Efebo -- Self, "other," and beyond in the Casa del Medico -- Making meaning on the margins: Nilotic marginalia in the Casa del Fauno -- Model worlds: three-dimensional Nilotica in the Casa di Acceptus e Euhodia -- Conclusions: Egyptian landscapes in context
Control code
1050571803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 445 pages
Isbn
9780190641351
Lccn
2019286353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050571803
Label
Domesticating empire : Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens, Caitlín Eilís Barrett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Egypt in the garden -- Imagining the Nile: affordances and contexts -- From Egypt to Oikoumene: interactive landscapes in the Casa dell'Efebo -- Self, "other," and beyond in the Casa del Medico -- Making meaning on the margins: Nilotic marginalia in the Casa del Fauno -- Model worlds: three-dimensional Nilotica in the Casa di Acceptus e Euhodia -- Conclusions: Egyptian landscapes in context
Control code
1050571803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 445 pages
Isbn
9780190641351
Lccn
2019286353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050571803

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