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Title: Why innovate? Between politics, the market, and material culture at the dawn of eastern sigillata
Authors: Shipley, D. Graham J.
First Published: 2016
Publisher: International Scientific Meetings on Hellenistic Pottery
Citation: Shipley, DGJ, Why innovate? Between politics, the market, and material culture at the dawn of eastern sigillata, ed. Drougou, S, '9th Hellenistic Pottery Meeting' (Proceedings in Preparation)
Abstract: This paper considers the origin of Eastern Sigillata A (ESA) in its historical context. It argues that the reasons why, and the means by which, a new high-quality ware is developed and introduced deserve investigation no less than its subsequent pattern of distribution; that, in the light of the geopolitical context within which ESA was created in the mid-second century BC, its introduction may have resulted from decisions taken at the highest level; and that in a period of economic growth the increasing popularity of a ware does not necessarily indicate a fall in its status, since aspiration expressed through consumer choice may be as important as emulation and status differentiation.
Links: http://hellenistic-pottery.web.auth.gr/-/index.php/en/publications/proceedings/9th-thessaloniki-2012
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33243
Version: Pre-print
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2010 - 2014 Scientific Meetings on Hellenistic Pottery | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Archived with permission from the Publisher.
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