Social Science

Minoans

Life in Bronze Age Crete

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134880642

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 8627

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.
Social Science

Minoan Life in Bronze Age Crete

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203135814

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 408

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.
Social Science

Atlantis Destroyed

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134708785

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8567

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.
Social Science

Cultural Identity in Minoan Crete

Social Dynamics in the Neopalatial Period

Author: Ellen Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108190766

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8745

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.
Architecture

Kreta

5000 Jahre Kunst und Kultur : minoische PalŠste, byzantinische Kapellen und venezianische Stadtanlagen

Author: Lambert Schneider

Publisher: DuMont Reiseverlag

ISBN: 9783770138012

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 2118

History

Das Mittelmeer

Eine Biographie

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028117

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 7096

Das aufsehenerregende Standardwerk in opulenter Ausstattung – reich bebildert im Großformat. Die Geschichte eines einzigartigen Kulturraums neu erzählt. Über 3000 Jahre war das Mittelmeer eines der großen Zentren der Zivilisation. Seine gesamte Geschichte wird hier von dem großen Historiker David Abulafia brillant erzählt, von der Errichtung der ersten geheimnisvollen Tempel auf Malta 3500 v. Chr. bis zu den heutigen Zielen des Massentourismus. Farbig lässt er die Geschichte der großen Hafenstädte – Alexandria, Saloniki, Triest – wiederauferstehen, berichtet von deren Einwohnern, dem Warenaustausch und den Handelswegen, die das große Meer durchzogen. Eine unglaubliche Vielfalt an Religionen, Bevölkerungen, Sprachen und Kulturen verbindet er so zu einer der ganz großen Geschichtserzählungen.
History

Mykene

Geschichte und Mythos

Author: Louise Schofield

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339438

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 9766

Seit den Ausgrabungen Heinrich Schliemanns ist der Name Mykene aufs engste verbunden mit dem Mythos des sagenumwobenen Königs Agamemnon, der die Griechen in den Trojanischen Krieg fuehrte. Schliemann fand 1876 reich ausgestattete Grabanlagen, unter anderem den beruehmten Goldschatz mit der sog. »Goldmaske des Agamemnon«. Waren die Mauern Mykenes mit dem beruehmten Löwentor wirklich die Burg des legendären Herrschers? Auf der Basis neuester Forschungen gibt dieser reich illustrierte Band einen faszinierenden Ã_berblick ueber Mythos und Wirklichkeit der mykenischen Zivilisation, die jahrhundertelang die Peloponnes beherrschte und schliesslich dramatisch unterging.
History

Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations

Author: Piers D. Mitchell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472449096

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 2791

Sanitation and intestinal health is something we often take for granted today. However, people living in many regions of the developing world still suffer with debilitating diseases due to the lack of sanitation. Despite its clear impact upon health in modern times, sanitation in past populations is a topic that has received surprisingly little attention. This book brings together key experts from around the world to explore fascinating aspects of life in the past relevant to sanitation, and how that affected our ancestors. By its end readers will realize that toilets were in use in ancient Mesopotamia even before the invention of writing, and that flushing toilets with anatomic seats were a technology of ancient Greece at the time of the minotaur myth. They will see how sanitation compared in ancient Rome and medieval London, and will take a virtual walk around the sanitation of York at the time of the Vikings. Readers will also understand which intestinal parasites infected humans in different regions of the world over different time periods, what these parasites tell us about early human evolution, later population migrations, past diet, lifestyle, and the effects of sanitation technology. There is good evidence that over the millennia people in the past realized that sanitation mattered. They invented toilets, cleaner water supplies, drains, waste disposal and sanitation legislation. While past views on sanitation were very different to those of today, it is clear than many past societies took sanitation much more seriously than was previously thought.
Social Science

In Search of the Lost Feminine

Decoding the Myths that Radically Reshaped Civilization

Author: Craig S. Barnes

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555914899

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 4367

Here, for the first time, an author weaves together threads that explain the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which women and the environment were at the center, a loss that has dramatically influenced 3,500 years of Western history.
Juvenile Fiction

Lost in the Labyrinth

Author: Patrice Kindl

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348049

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1852

From the deepest layer of the Labyrinth under the Royal Palace to the topmost floor of the prison tower, this enthralling version of the myth of the maze and the Minotaur by master storyteller Patrice Kindl is filled with the marvelous and the strange.
Travel

Creta

Author: Mario Iozzo

Publisher: Casa Editrice Bonechi

ISBN: 9788880294269

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 7273

History

King Arthur

The Truth Behind the Legend

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134373767

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1901

King Arthur is often written off as a medieval fantasy, the dream of those yearning for an age of strong, just rulers and a contented kingdom. Those who accept his existence at all generally discard the stories that surround him. This exciting new investigation argues not only that Arthur did exist, as a Dark Age chieftain, but that many of the romantic tales - of Merlin, Camelot and Excalibur - are rooted in truth. In his quest for the real King Arthur, Rodney Castleden uses up-to-date archaeological and documentary evidence to recreate the history and society of Dark Age Britain and its kings. He revives the possibility that Tintagel was an Arthurian legend, and proposes a radical new theory - that Arthur escaped alive from his final battle. A location is even suggested for perhaps the greatest mystery, the whereabouts of Arthur's grave. King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend offers a more complete picture of Arthur's Britain and his place in it than ever before. The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers with an interest in Arthuriana.
Business & Economics

The Dynamic Society

The Sources of Global Change

Author: Graeme Snooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134775709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 3411

This book discusses the nature and process of change in human society over the past two million years. The author draws on economic, historical and biological concepts to examine the driving forces of change and looks to likely developments in the future. This analysis produces some very thought-provoking and controversial conclusions.
Bronze age

The Minoans and the Mycenaeans

Aegean Society in the Bronze Age

Author: Gae Callender

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195510287

Category: Bronze age

Page: 200

View: 431

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.
History

Minoan Archaeology

Perspectives for the 21st Century

Author: Sarah Cappel,Ute Günkel-Maschek,Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain

ISBN: 2875583948

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 766

More than 100 years ago Sir Arthur Evans' spade made the first cut into the earth above the now well-known Palace at Knossos. His research saw the birth of a new discipline: Minoan Archaeology. The present volume aim to outline current trends and prospects of this scientific field.
Crete

Minoan Crete

Author: H. E. L. Mellersh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crete

Page: 143

View: 9429

Art

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 8855

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
Literature

Hermathena

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 7842