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Minoan Life in Bronze Age Crete

Minoan Life in Bronze Age Crete Author Rodney Castleden
ISBN-10 9781134880638
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 236
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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.



Minoans

Minoans Author Rodney Castleden
ISBN-10 9781134880645
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 236
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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.



Architecture of Minoan Crete

Architecture of Minoan Crete Author John C. McEnroe
ISBN-10 9780292778399
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 220
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Ever since Sir Arthur Evans first excavated at the site of the Palace at Knossos in the early twentieth century, scholars and visitors have been drawn to the architecture of Bronze Age Crete. Much of the attraction comes from the geographical and historical uniqueness of the island. Equidistant from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Minoan Crete is on the shifting conceptual border between East and West, and chronologically suspended between history and prehistory. In this culturally dynamic context, architecture provided more than physical shelter; it embodied meaning. Architecture was a medium through which Minoans constructed their notions of social, ethnic, and historical identity: the buildings tell us about how the Minoans saw themselves, and how they wanted to be seen by others. Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from 7000 BC to 1100 BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to-date account of Minoan architecture. His accessible writing style, skillful architectural drawings of houses and palaces, site maps, and color photographs make this book inviting for general readers and visitors to Crete, as well as scholars.



The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean Author Eric H. Cline
ISBN-10 9780199873609
Release 2012-01-12
Pages 976
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The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the Bronze Age Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BC) and describes the most important debates and discussions within the discipline. Presented in four separate sections within the Handbook, the sixty-six commissioned articles cover topics ranging from chronological and geographical to thematic to site-specific. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike.



The Minoan world

The Minoan world Author Arthur Cotterell
ISBN-10 0684166674
Release 1980
Pages 191
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Provides an outline of what is known about the Minoans and a guide to the surviving sites and treasures of today.



The destruction of Knossos

The destruction of Knossos Author H. E. L. Mellersh
ISBN-10 1566191947
Release 1993
Pages 205
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The Knossos Labyrinth

The Knossos Labyrinth Author Rodney Castleden
ISBN-10 9781134967858
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 240
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Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture. Homer left elusive clues about the Knossian court and when the lost site of Knossos gradually re-emerged from obscurity in the nineteenth century, the first excavators - Minos Kalokairinos, Heinrich Schliemann, and Arthur Evans - were predisposed to see the site through the eyes of the classical authors. Rodney Castleden argues that this line of thought was a false trail and gives an alternative insight into the labyrinth which is every bit as exciting as the traditional explanations, and one which he believes is much closer to the truth. Rejecting Evans' view of Knossos as a bronze age royal palace, Castleden puts forward alternative interpretations - that the building was a necropolis or a temple - and argues that the temple interpretation is the most satisfactory in the light of modern archaeological knowledge about Minoan Crete.



Cultural Identity in Minoan Crete

Cultural Identity in Minoan Crete Author Ellen Adams
ISBN-10 9781107197527
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 400
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A comprehensive account of the Palaces, control networks and spatial dynamics of Neopalatial Crete, the floruit of the Minoan civilization.



Atlantis Destroyed

Atlantis Destroyed Author Rodney Castleden
ISBN-10 9781134708789
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 240
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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.



Minoan and Mycenaean Art

Minoan and Mycenaean Art Author Reynold Alleyne Higgins
ISBN-10 0500203032
Release 1997
Pages 216
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The magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. Frescoes, jewelry, sculpture, gold funeral masks, ivories, and countless other beautiful artifacts--all the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations in the third and second millennia BC are described and illustrated in Dr. Higgins's distinguished survey. This fully revised and updated edition includes greater coverage of the breathtaking frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Thera. Other recent findings are also illustrated and described in detail, such as the unique ivory figure from Palaikastro, objects from the palace of Mallia, and the intriguing discovery of Minoan frescoes in Egypt.



Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess

Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess Author Nanno Marinatos
ISBN-10 9780252033926
Release 2010
Pages 263
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An illustrated guide to Minoan images and symbols



Minoans

Minoans Author J. Lesley Fitton
ISBN-10 OCLC:76819652
Release 2004
Pages 392
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The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age Author Oliver Dickinson
ISBN-10 0521456649
Release 1994-03-03
Pages 342
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Desribes the prehistoric civilizations of the Aegean Sea Region.



The Civilization of Ancient Crete

The Civilization of Ancient Crete Author R. F. Willetts
ISBN-10 0520034066
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 279
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"Professor Willetts presents the first complete picture of the civilization of Ancient Crete - one which gives full weight to its origins as well as to its post-Minoan development. He shows the important influences from the neighbouring regions of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and examines the island's development from the arrival of the Neolithic farmers during the early Bronze Age, through the spectacular Minoan civilization of the Bronze Age, down to the Dorian aristocracy of the Iron Age which ended in the Roman Conquest of the first century B.C."--BOOK JACKET.



Minoan Religion

Minoan Religion Author Nannó Marinatos
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054046712
Release 1993
Pages 306
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The Minoans and the Mycenaeans

The Minoans and the Mycenaeans Author Gae Callender
ISBN-10 0195510283
Release 1999
Pages 200
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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.



A Short History of the Minoans

A Short History of the Minoans Author John Bennet
ISBN-10 1780763263
Release 2015-05-28
Pages 288
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The Minoans have for decades tantalized all those who have tried to understand this most enigmatic people of the ancient world. The Minoan allure lies in large part in the riddles to which their mysterious culture gives rise. What is contained in their earliest writing script, the still un-deciphered Linear A? Did their likely extinction by volcanic eruption shape the Atlantis legend? Why was their religion so thoroughly matriarchal, with its symbols of snake goddess, serpent and labrys (double-headed axe)? What was the purpose of their great palaces at Knossos, Phaestos and Malia? What is the meaning of the atmospheric bull dance fresco uncovered at the palace of Knossos? The archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans controversially 'rediscovered' and then restored the Minoan civilization in the early twentieth century, and tied it to King Minos, builder of the famous labyrinth and keeper of the legendary Minotaur. In this lucid and absorbing new history of Crete from the 9th millennium BCE to the end of the Bronze Age (c 1000 BCE), John Bennet expertly draws on the latest archaeological and textual discoveries to separate fact from imagination, history from myth.