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Published: 23 February 2017

264 Pages | 99 b/w halftones; 65 b/w line


ISBN: 9780190273484

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Roman Portable Sundials

The Empire in your Hand

Richard J.A. Talbert

  • Presents remarkable miniature objects almost unknown outside a limited circle of sundial specialists
  • Serves to open up broader and wholly new perspectives by inquiring for the first time into the overlooked cultural, intellectual and social roles of these sundials
  • Examines the accepted readings of place names and latitude figures afresh, and recovers or corrects many with the use of Reflectance Transformation Imaging
  • Offers a far more extensive set of photographs and drawings than any previously published