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Innovation und Tradition

Zur Herstellung und Verwendung Von Prestigegütern Im Pharaonischen Ägypten

ISBN-10: 3447066318
ISBN-13: 9783447066310
PUBLISHER: Harrassowitz Verlag
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Product Description: NEnglish summary: In this study on innovation and tradition in the manufacture and use of luxury objects, the author provides a model of how the systematic assessment of technological advances in Pharaonic Egypt can inform about the principles of the dissemination of innovations and how these were connected to other forms of cultural change. The objects analyzed encompass the luxury goods made of gold, silver, and fayence enumerated in the list of donations of Thutmose III to the Temple of Amun at Karnak. German description: Neben zahlreichen Baudenkmalern und schriftlichen Quellen verfugt die Agyptologie uber eine Vielzahl gegenstandlicher Funde, deren Grossteil im Laufe der Zeit Anderungen in Formgebung und Ausfuhrung unterworfen war. Daneben lassen sich aber auch Objektgruppen belegen, die uber lange Zeit kaum eine formale Entwicklung erkennen lassen. Die Faktoren, die die Dynamik oder auch Statik des uberlieferten Formenspektrums bestimmten, konnten beispielsweise funktional, technologisch, asthetisch, kulturspezifisch oder statusabhangig sein. Guter spezialisierter handwerklicher Produktion, deren Vorkommen und Verbreitung die technologische Entwicklung, wirtschaftliche Vernetzung und die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung solcher Guter innerhalb der Gesellschaft spiegeln, geben Aufschluss uber die unterschiedlichen Faktoren, die auf die formale Entwicklung der Guter einwirkten. In ihrer Studie Innovation und Tradition arbeitet Heike Wilde auf der Grundlage einer systematischen Erfassung von technologischen Neuerungen im pharaonischen Agypten modellhaft heraus, nach welchen Prinzipien sich Innovationen ausbreiteten und in welcher Verbindung sie mit anderen Formen des Kulturwandels standen. Die Untersuchung zeigt, ob und unter welchen Bedingungen sich solche Veranderungen aus den Arbeitsprozessen selbst entwickelten oder auf Wissensimport beruhen und auf welche Weise sie in der Gesellschaft rezipiert wurden. Als reprasentative Untersuchungsgegenstande werden dabei Prestigeguter aus Gold, Silber und Fayence betrachtet, die in der grossen Stiftungsliste Thutmosis III. im Amun-Tempel zu Karnak aufgelistet sind.

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PAGES: 305
CATEGORY: Art, Design, History

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