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The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Maia Kotrosits

Abstract

The Lives of Objects is a psychoanalytic theory-inflected intervention into the materialist and new materialist turns in the study of the ancient and contemporary worlds. Considering physical objects in tandem with psychic ones, and tracing the felt subtexts of material things, it substantially reorients readers to the literature of the ancient Mediterranean, concentrating on Jewish and Christian literature within it. This literature provides condensed illustrations of the way people across time and geography grapple with the politics and materiality of life and death. This book also offers a ... More

Keywords: early Christianity, ancient Judaism, Roman empire, diaspora, material culture, new materialism, psychoanalysis, ancient religion, martyrdom, late antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226707440
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maia Kotrosits, author
Denison University