уторак, 15. новембар 2011.

Did God Have a Wife?

William G. Dever: Did God Have a Wife?
Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel



I. Defining and Contextualizing Religion

II. The History of the History:
In Search of Ancient Israel's Religions

III. Sources and Methods for the Study of Ancient Israel's Religions

IV. The Hebrew Bible: Religious Reality or Theological Ideal?

Part I. Cultic Terminology in the Hebrew Bible Part II. Cultic Activities in the Hebrew Bible

V. Archaeological Evidence for Folk Religions in Ancient Israel

VI. The Goddess Asherah and Her Cult

VII. Asherah, Women's Cults, and "Official Yahwism"

VIII. From Polytheism to Monotheism

IX. What Does the Goddess Do to Help?

понедељак, 14. новембар 2011.

Other Europe in the Middle Ages

The Other Europe in the Middle Ages
Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450
General Editor: Florin Curta



Florin Curta


Tivadar Vida
Conflict and coexistence: the local population of the Carpathian Basin under Avar rule (sixth to seventh century)

Peter Stadler
Avar chronology revisited, and the question of ethnicity in the Avar qaganate

Péter Somogyi
New remarks on the flow of Byzantine coins in Avaria and Walachia during the second half of the seventh century

Uwe Fiedler
Bulgars in the Lower Danube region. A survey of the archaeological evidence and of the state of current research

Orsolya Heinrich-Tamaska
Avar-age metalworking technologies in the Carpathian Basin (sixth to eighth century)

Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski
Two worlds, one hoard: what do metal finds from the forest-steppe belt speak about?

Florin Curta
The earliest Avar-age stirrups, or the “stirrup controversy” revisited

Valeri Iotov
A note on the “Hungarian sabers” of medieval Bulgaria

Veselina Vachkova
Danube Bulgaria and Khazaria as part of the Byzantine oikoumene

Tsvetelin Stepanov
From ‘steppe’ to Christian empire and back: Bulgaria between
800 and 1100

Dimitri Korobeinikov
A broken mirror: the Kıpçak world in the thirteenth century

Victor Spinei
The Cuman bishopric—genesis and evolution

недеља, 13. новембар 2011.

Ukrasni motivi na stećcima

Ornamental motifs on tombstones from medieval Bosnia and Surrounding regions

Biblioteka "Kulturno nasljeđe"
Veselin Masleša - Sarajevo, 1965.


- Geometrijski motivi / geometrical motifs
- Bordure / Borders
- Arhitektonski motivi / Architectural motifs
- Krstovi / Crosses
- Udubljenja i obruči / Hollows and rings
- Rozete i polumjesec / Rosettes and crescent
- Krin / Fleur-de-lys
- Spirale / Spirals
- Grozd i loza / Grape cluster and vine
- Grane i drveće / Branches and trees
- Oružje i oruđe / Weapons and tools
- Ptice / Birds
- Jelen, konj, pas, riba, zmija i ostale životinje / Deers, horse, dog, fish, snake and other animals
- Ruke / Hands and arm
- Glave, polufigure, usamljene figure, parovi / Heads, half-figures, single figures, pairs
- Kolo / Dancers
- konjanici / Horsemen
- Lov / Hunting scenes
- Neklasificirani motivi / Unclassified motifs

субота, 12. новембар 2011.

Roman Imperial Statue Bases

Jakob Munk Højte:
from Augustus to Commodus


Types of Monuments

- Identiication of statue bases
- The language of the inscriptions
- Types of statue base
- Literary testimony for imperial statue bases and inscriptions
- Statue types and materials used for imperial statues
- The cost of imperial statues
- Damnatio memoriae and the reuse of statue bases

Dating the Inscriptions from Imperial Statue Bases

- Imperial nomenclature and honorific titles
- Other dating criteria
- Dating by negative evidence
- Reliability of the dating criteria
- Dating accuracy
- Dates chosen for dedicating imperial statues

The Applicability of the Evidence of the Statue Bases to the Extant Portraits

The Geographical Distribution of Imperial Portrait Statues

- The geographical distribution of extant imperial portraits
- The geographical distribution of statue bases
- The number of sites and the number of bases per site

Statues Dedicated Before and After a Reign

- Pre-accessional dedications
- Posthumous dedications

Occasions for Erecting Imperial Statues

- Accession
- Jubilees (decennalia and vicennalia)
- Imperial visits
- Patterns of chronological distribution during a reign

Dedicators of Roman Imperial Statues

- Statues dedicated by communities or their executive bodies
- Private dedicators
- Public or private?
- Corporations as dedicators
- Military units as dedicators
- Statue bases without dedicators
- Regional diferences and developments