Monday, October 27, 2008

Recent North American Dissertations on the Ancient World - October 2008

The following is a list of recent North American PhD dissertations (and some MA theses) on the Ancient World. Most are available for sale or for download from UMI ProQuest via institutions who subscribe. Check your institution's library for access to the UMI Proquest database.

A cultural studies approach to Roman public libraries: Social negotiation, changing spaces, and euergetism
by Platt, David Stuart, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008, 354 pages; AAT 3313642

An historical reconstruction of Edomite treaty betrayal in the sixth century B.C.E. based on biblical, epigraphic, and archaeological data
by Dykehouse, Jason C., Ph.D., Baylor University, 2008, 343 pages; AAT 3310781

An interpretation of Isaiah 6:1--5 in response to the art and ideology of the Achaemenid empire
by Cochell, Trevor D., Ph.D., Baylor University, 2008, 234 pages; AAT 3310782

Before art: The fusion of religion, sexuality, and aesthetics in agrarian Mesopotamia
by Guevara, Nancy, Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008, 396 pages; AAT 3311251

Centeotzintli: Sacred maize. A 7,000 year ceremonial discourse
by Rodriguez, Roberto Garcia, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008,

Confronting the sublime: The poetic powers of Sophocles' heroes
by Nooter, Sarah Hamilton, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 187 pages; AAT 3317594

"Foedera": A study in Roman poetics and society
by Gladhill, Charles William, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008, 366 pages; AAT 3313815

Genealogy and identity: The genealogical evidence for the appropriation of early East Greek mythology by the mainland Greek city-states in the Archaic period
by Pappas, Zoe A., Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 495 pages; AAT 3317596

"Great anarch's ancient reign restor'd:" Menippean satire and the politics of knowledge in the British Enlightenment
by Williams, Matthew, Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008, 303 pages; AAT 3310643

Kneph: The religion of Roman Thebes
by Klotz, David, Ph.D., Yale University, 2008, 724 pages; AAT 3317145

No mere mouthpiece: An examination of the Hesiodic farmer
by Kavadas, Richard J. P., M.A., University of Victoria (Canada), 2008, 157 pages; AAT MR40463

Of swords and strigils: Social change in ancient Macedon
by Butler, Margaret Erwin, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008, 269 pages; AAT 3313538

On stepping stones: The historical experience of Roman mosaics
by Molholt, Rebecca, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 391 pages; AAT 3317590

Politics of art recovery in Italy
by Canzi, Chiara, M.A., University of Southern California, 2008, 35 pages; AAT 1454119

Powerplay in Potiphar's house: The interplay of gender, ethnicity, and class in Genesis 39

Speech and nature: An introduction to the study of traditional Chinese scholarship
by Andreacchio, Marco Antonio, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008, 386 pages; AAT 3314722

The autonomy and influence of Roman women in the late first/early second century CE: Social history and gender discourse
by Van Abbema, Laura, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008, 329 pages; AAT 3314237

The emergence of ceramic roof tiles in archaic Greek architecture
by Sapirstein, Philip, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008, 445 pages; AAT 3317439

The prostitute and her headdress: The mitra, sakkos and kekryphalos in Attic Red-figure vase-painting ca. 550--450 BCE
by Fischer, Marina, M.A., University of Calgary (Canada), 2008, 523 pages; AAT MR38264

The widow's vow among western elites, 350--415
by Wilkinson, Kevin W., Ph.D., Yale University, 2008, 292 pages; AAT 3317245

Vestigia cladis: The afterlife of defeat in the Roman historical imagination
by Clark, Jessica Homan, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008, 316 pages; AAT 3312795

Zhaoling: The mausoleum of Emperor Tang Taizong
by Zhou, Xiuqin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008, 457 pages; AAT 330953

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