MINOANS LIFE IN BRONZE AGE CRETE

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Minoan Life In Bronze Age Crete

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134880638
Genre : Social Science
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Thoroughly researched, Rodney Castleden's Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete here sues the results of recent research to produce a comprehensive new vision of the peoples of Minoan Crete. Since Sir Arthur Evans rediscovered the Minoans in the early 1900s, we have defined a series of cultural traits that make the ‘Minoan personality’: elegant, graceful and sophisticated, these nature lovers lived in harmony with their neighbours, while their fleets ruled the seas around Crete. This, at least, is the popular view of the Minoans. But how far does the later work of archaeologists in Crete support this view? Drawing on his experience of being actively involved in research on landscapes processes and prehistory for the last twenty years, Castleden writes clearly and accessibly to provide a text essential to the study of this fascinating subject.
Category: Social Science

Minoans

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134880645
Genre : Social Science
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Thoroughly researched, Rodney Castleden's Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete here sues the results of recent research to produce a comprehensive new vision of the peoples of Minoan Crete. Since Sir Arthur Evans rediscovered the Minoans in the early 1900s, we have defined a series of cultural traits that make the ‘Minoan personality’: elegant, graceful and sophisticated, these nature lovers lived in harmony with their neighbours, while their fleets ruled the seas around Crete. This, at least, is the popular view of the Minoans. But how far does the later work of archaeologists in Crete support this view? Drawing on his experience of being actively involved in research on landscapes processes and prehistory for the last twenty years, Castleden writes clearly and accessibly to provide a text essential to the study of this fascinating subject.
Category: Social Science

Atlantis Destroyed

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9781134708789
Genre : Social Science
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Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true. Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean. Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account.
Category: Social Science

Mycenaeans

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 0415363365
Genre : History
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The Mycenaean world: the stuff of legends and heroes who conquered Troy and who still stand at the heart of Greek identity today. This clear, detailed study brings their civilisation, culture, and history to life for both students and enthusiasts.
Category: History

Cultural Identity In Minoan Crete

Author : Ellen Adams
ISBN : 9781108190763
Genre : Social Science
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Neopalatial Crete - the 'Golden Age' of the Minoan Civilization - possessed palaces, exquisite artefacts, and iconography with pre-eminent females. While lacking in fortifications, ritual symbolism cloaked the island, an elaborate bureaucracy logged transactions, and massive storage areas enabled the redistribution of goods. We cannot read the Linear A script, but the libation formulae suggest an island-wide koine. Within this cultural identity, there is considerable variation in how the Minoan elites organized themselves and others on an intra-site and regional basis. This book explores and celebrates this rich, diverse and dynamic culture through analyses of important sites, as well as Minoan administration, writing, economy and ritual. Key themes include the role of Knossos in wider Minoan culture and politics, the variable modes of centralization and power relations detectable across the island, and the role of ritual and cult in defining and articulating elite control.
Category: Social Science

Crete

Author : Dana Facaros
ISBN : 1860111068
Genre : Travel
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Takes you from the turquoise lagoon of Elafonisi to the butterfly-filled gorges by the Libyan sea - finds the best places to feast on fresh lobster and speciality cakes and pastries - escapes the crowds in the quieter spots along the south and west coasts, the White Mountains and the impressive Samaritan Gorge - heads east to the unspoilt port of Sitia, with its waterside restaurants and expanse of sandy beach - knocks back the ouzos in the tavernas of the Iraklion package tour coast - includes mouth-watering recipes so you can take the experience home 'Crete's popularity is a tribute to its extraordinary charms. Four mountain ranges lend the island a dramatic grandeur out of proportion to its size; the White Mountains in the west hold the Gorge of Samaria, the longest canyon in Europe. Some 1,500 kinds of wild flowers, including species unique to Crete, brighten the landscape in the spring with the intensity of 1950s Technicolour.'
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Crete Reclaimed

Author : Susan Evasdaughter
ISBN : UOM:39015040614540
Genre : Bronze age
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Between about 3000 and 1400 BC one of the world's great civilizations flourished on the island of Crete. The distinctive characteristic of this civilization was that it was dominated by an elite of women.
Category: Bronze age

The Minoans And The Mycenaeans

Author : Gae Callender
ISBN : 0195510283
Genre : Bronze age
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An authoritative and comprehensive study of life in Bronze Age Crete and Greece, written for the NSW Ancient History Course. Features: Explores all aspects of Bronze Age political, cultural, social, economic and religious life Superbly illustrated Offers a glossary of relevant Bronze Age terms and a series of appendices on Bronze Age palaces Engaging class exercises and extension tasks Relevant source material and research reports Fascinating descriptive studies of the important palaces at Knossos and Pylos.
Category: Bronze age