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Minoan Crete
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: March 2021
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108440493

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  • Along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Levant, Minoan Crete was one of the primary cultures of the prehistoric Mediterranean world. In this book, L. Vance Watrous offers an up-to-date overview of this important ancient society. Using archaeological evidence from palaces, houses, surveys,  caves, and mountain shrines, he describes and traces the development of Minoan Crete from the Neolithic era through the Late Bronze Age. Watrous also presents and interprets Minoan art works in a range of media, including fresco paintings, pottery, and seals, and explains how Minoan Crete affected the culture of classical Greece. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, this book can be used in courses on the ancient Mediterranean world and classical archaeology.

    • Presents a broad cultural description of Minoan Crete
    • Explains how and why Minoan culture differed from contemporary societies in Egypt and the Near East
    • Presents and interprets Minoan art
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    • Date Published: March 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108440493
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 178 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Crete: the island and traditional life
    2. Crete: land of myth and archaeology
    3. Crete before the Palaces: earliest prehistory – EM II (130,00–2200 BC)
    4. The rise and early maturity of Minoan civilization in the period of the First Palaces, 1950-1700 BC (MM IB – I)
    5. The maturity of Minoan Crete: the Second Palace period, 1700-1450 BC (MM III–LM IB)
    6. Minoan overseas connections during the Second Place period (1700-1450 BC)
    7. Minoan religion during the First and Second Palace periods
    8. Minoan art in the First and Second Palace periods
    9. Crete at the time of the Final Palaces and the Post-Palatial period.

  • Author

    L. Vance Watrous, State University of New York, Buffalo
    L. Vance Watrous is the Director of Excavations at the Minoan town of Gournia. He has worked on Crete for over forty-five years, on archaeological projects – surface surveys (Lasithi, Mesara, Galatas, Gournia) and excavations (Knossos, Kommos, Chania, Gournia).

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