Symbols and Models in the Mediterranean: Perceiving through Cultures now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Symbols and Models in the Mediterranean: Perceiving through Cultures, edited by Aneilya Barnes and Mariarosaria Salerno.
This collection spans a vast chronology and territory, ranging from Old Kingdom Egypt to modern-day Slovenia and moving geographically from the centres to the peripheries of the Mediterranean and back again, including Antinoë, Calabria, Belgrade, and Paris. While this volume can be situated well within the context of Mediterranean studies, each essay serves as a micro-study that demonstrates one of the many ways in which Mediterranean communities have co-opted, appropriated, and adapted symbols from one another. As a result, this interdisciplinary volume adds something unique to each discipline represented within it (including history, anthropology, art history, literature, and philosophy, among others) while contributing to the greater discourse of Mediterranean studies. Furthermore, the essays collectively illustrate how symbols were distributed widely among Mediterranean communities and, consequently, further a dialogue about what “Mediterranean” might mean. Overall, the original content and its accessibility make the volume valuable to academics, graduate and undergraduate students, and general audiences alike.
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About the Editors
Aneilya Barnes is an Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina University, USA, where she teaches upper-level courses on the history of early Christianity, the Roman Empire, and the early Islamic world. Her research focuses on the Christianization of ancient Rome and the roles of women in the early Church, especially through the lens of Rome’s sacred spaces and shifting landscapes in late antiquity.
Mariarosaria Salerno is currently an Aggregate Professor at the University of Calabria, Italy, where she teaches medieval history, the economic and social history of the Middle Ages, and the history of the medieval Mediterranean. Her research focuses on military orders and the Crusades, the history of medieval Southern Italy, and the movements of goods and people in the Mediterranean with a particular emphasis on North Africa and the Levant.