MINOAN EARTHQUAKES

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Minoan Earthquakes

Author : Simon Jusseret
ISBN : 9789462701052
Genre : Social Science
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Interdisciplinary study on the role of earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean Does the “Minoan myth” still stand up to scientific scrutiny? Since the work of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos (Crete, Greece), the romanticized vision of the Cretan Bronze Age as an era of peaceful prosperity only interrupted by the catastrophic effects of natural disasters has captured the popular and scientific imagination. Its impact on the development of archaeology, archaeoseismology, and earthquake geology in the eastern Mediterranean is considerable. Yet, in spite of more than a century of archaeological explorations on the island of Crete, researchers still do not have a clear understanding of the effects of earthquakes on Minoan society. This volume, gathering the contributions of Minoan archaeologists, geologists, seismologists, palaeoseismologists, geophysicists, architects, and engineers, provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary appraisal of the role of earthquakes in Minoan society and in Minoan archaeology – what we know, what are the remaining issues, and where we need to go. Contributors: Tim Cunningham (Université catholique de Louvain), Jan Driessen (Université catholique de Louvain), Charalampos Fassoulas (Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete), Christoph Grützner (RWTH Aachen University, University of Cambridge), Susan E. Hough (U.S. Geological Survey), Simon Jusseret (The University of Texas at Austin, Université catholique de Louvain), Colin F. Macdonald (The British School at Athens), Jack Mason (RWTH Aachen University), James P. McCalpin (GEO-HAZ Consulting Inc.), Floyd W. McCoy (University of Hawaii – Windward), Clairy Palyvou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos (National Observatory of Athens), Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen University), Manuel Sintubin (KU Leuven), Jeffrey S. Soles (University of North Carolina – Greensboro), Rhonda Suka (Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii), Eleftheria Tsakanika (National Technical University of Athens), Thomas Wiatr (RWTH Aachen University, German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy).
Category: Social Science

Palaces Of Minoan Crete

Author : Gerald Cadogan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035974224
Genre : History
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The Minoan architecture of ancient Crete is analyzed and its attempts to solve the problems of earthquakes, heat, and light are compared with modern techniques
Category: History

The Parting Of The Sea

Author : Barbara J. Sivertsen
ISBN : 0691137706
Genre : Religion
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Presents an interpretation of the Book of Exodus using archeological and geological evidence to provide scientific explanations for the events found in the Bible.
Category: Religion

Handheld Xrf For Art And Archaeology

Author : Aaron N. Shugar
ISBN : 9789058679079
Genre : Social Science
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This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld X-ray fluorescence devices in art conservation and archaeology.
Category: Social Science

Thera And The Aegean World

Author : Christos D̲oumas
ISBN : 0950613320
Genre : Civilization, Aegean
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Category: Civilization, Aegean

The Minoan Psychopath

Author : W. Sheppard Baird
ISBN : 9780615143446
Genre : Fiction
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A sensational epic thriller set in the world of the Aegean Minoans at their height before the apocalyptic eruption of the Theran volcano. Their lives are brought to life with the archeological evidence from Crete, Santorini, and Avaris in this deadly psychological adventure. Who are these "Others" that would mercilessly murder and mutilate young children? Would his training in the "Way of Nature" lead him to the truth? Sail with the Minoan fleet to take the treasure of Avaris, and witness the Holocaust of fire from Thera's titanic volcanic pyroclastic surge. A human saga as timeless and relevant today as it was 3,600 years ago.
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The King Must Die

Author : Mary Renault
ISBN : 9781480432888
Genre : Fiction
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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.
Category: Fiction