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AH 10: Origins and Transformations in Western Art (Paqua)

Historical Context

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  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
    Provides authoritative art historical and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments during the Classical period.
  • The Encyclopedia of Ancient History
    Includes information on people, places, and events of the Ancient Mediterranean region, including the Near East and Egypt, spanning from the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE.
    Online and In Print: Ref. D54 .E53 2013 V. 1-13
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium    
    Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of World Mythology, Who’s Who in the Classical World, and The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World,  plus 200+ other subject dictionaries published by Oxford University Press.


  • Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World: Antiquity 
    Ref. DE5 .N4813  
    A multi-volume encyclopedia that covers persons, places, events, and ideas from the Greek and Roman worlds.
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
    Ref. DE 5 .C28 2008
  • Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
    Ref. DS 57 .C55 1995
    This four volume set includes essays on the enivronment (e.g., the flora & fauna of the Ancient Near East); population (e.g., ethnic diversity in Ancient Egypt), social institutions (e.g., costume in New Kingdom Egypt); history & culture; economy & trade; technology & artistic production; religion & science; visual & performing arts; and much more.
  • Dictionary of the Ancient Near East     
    Ref. DS 56 .D5 2000
  • Edinburgh Companion of Ancient Greece & Rome
    Ref. DE 59 .E3 2006
  • The Encyclopedia of the Egyptian Pharaohs Volume I: Predynastic through Twentieth Dynasty (3300 - 1069  BC)
    Ref. DT 58 .B35 2008 v.1
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt 
    Ref. DT 58 .094 2001


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