H 290 x W 205 mm
85 figures, 28 tables, 68 plates (approx. 92 pages in colour)
Published Mar 2019
This book examines the history of glass in Iron Age Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (1000–539 BCE). This is the first monograph to cover this region and period comprehensively and in detail and thus fills a significant gap in glass research.
1. Foreword and Acknowledgements ;
2. Glass and Glassy Materials: Definitions and Material Properties ;
3. Archaeological Contexts: Sites with Iron Age Glass Finds ;
4. The Glass Objects: Manufacturing Techniques, Typology, and Function ;
5. Discussion of the Archaeological Data ;
6. The Nineveh Glass Recipes ;
7. Archaeometrical Evidence ;
8. Conclusion ;
Index of Technical Terms ;
Appendix 1 ;
Appendix 2: Chemical raw data of different sites discussed
Katharina Schmidt has written a much-needed volume on Iron Age glass from the Near East... this is a major contribution to the study of Iron Age glass that will be of great help to students of ancient technologies and glass for years to come.