Revealing and Concealing in Antiquity
Textual and Archaeological Approaches to Secrecy
A part of the series Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity (13) , and the subject area Archaeology
Eva Mortensen and Sine Grove Saxkjær
With contributions by
Niels Bargfeldt, Hugh Bowden, Maria Munkholt Christensen, Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen, Wiebke Friese, Trine Arlund Hass, Søren Sindberg Jensen, Signe Krag, Eva Mortensen, Sine Grove Saxkjær and Erin Jeanne Wright
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Secrecy and the act of concealing and revealing knowledge effectually segregate the initiated and the uninitiated. The act of sharing or hiding knowledge plays a central role in all human relations private or public, political or religious. This volume explores the concept of secrecy and its implications in Antiquity, Late Antiquity and the Renaissance in eleven cross-disciplinary contributions using both textual and archaeological sources. By exploring the revealing and concealing of knowledge across different social contexts, time frames and geographical locations, the book provides insight into the concept of secrecy and its potential for illuminating the agendas behind identity constructions, political propaganda, literary works, religous practices and shared history.
Sanne Lind Hansen
MA in ethnography and classical archeology and trained at the Danish School of Journalism. Sanne primarily works with anthropology, archeology and early history. She is also responsible for foreign sales and commission agreements, and she was once employed at the National Museum (Antiquities).
Sanne Lind Hansen
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