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Afterword: Towards a methodology for Roman sensory studies

Betts, Eleanor (2017). Afterword: Towards a methodology for Roman sensory studies. In: Betts, Eleanor ed. Senses of the Empire: Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 193–199.

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of the book. The book describes a new approach for research of the Roman empire by focusing on the sensory properties and affectiveness of its material culture and generated by its written sources. It illustrates how taking a sensory approach to specific aspects of Roman society and culture enriches and increases the understanding of their significance and brings new perspectives to the interpretation of the Roman world. The book explores the possibilities for reconstructing sensory experiences of objects, environments and events, and develops the understanding of the construction and character of particular spaces, through analysis of their sensory properties. A wealth of evidence for the Roman empire enables sensory studies to present a more embodied understanding of Roman society and culture.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 selection and editorial matter, Eleanor Betts; 2017 individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 1-4724-4629-1, 978-1-4724-4629-9
Extra Information: Afterword in edited volume.
Keywords: Rome antiquities; Rome social life and customs; Senses and sensation; Social aspects; Rome History; Sensory studies; Social archaeology—Rome; Social archaeology—Methodology; Archaeology; Classical Studies; Social & Cultural History; Urban History
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 58905
Depositing User: Eleanor Betts
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 12:56
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:54
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