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Title LinkThe Oxford handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BC) / edited by Eric H. Cline.
Variant Title Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean
Bronze Age Aegean
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description xxxiii, 930 p. :  ill., maps ;  26 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: I: Background And Definitions -- History of Research / James D Muhly -- Chronology and Terminology / Sturt W Manning -- II: Chronology And Geography -- Neolithic antecedents / Peter Tomkins -- Early Bronze Age: Mainland Greece / Jeannette Forsen -- Crete / Peter Tomkins and Ilse Schoep -- Cyclades / Colin Renfrew -- Middle Bronze Age: Mainland Greece / Sofia Voutsaki -- Crete / Ilse Schoep -- Cyclades / Robin L N Barber -- Late Bronze Age: Mainland Greece / Kim Shelton -- Crete / Erik Hallager -- Cyclades / Robin L N Barber -- End of the Bronze Age / Reinhard Jung -- III: Thematic Topics -- Art and architecture -- Minoan Architecture / Louise Hitchcock -- Mycenaean Architecture / Louise A Hitchcock -- Figurines / Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst -- Frescoes / Anne P Chapin -- Society and Culture: State and Society / Dimitri Nakassis, Michael L Galaty, and William A Parkinson -- Minoan Religion / Susan Lupack -- Mycenaean Religion / Susan Lupack -- Death and Burial / Christopher Mee -- 
Contents: Trade / Bryan E Burns -- Weapons and Warfare / Ioannis Georganas -- Seals and Writing/Administrative Systems: Minoan Seals and Sealings / Judith Weingarten -- Mycenaean Seals and Sealings / John G Younger -- Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A / Helena Tomas -- Linear B / Thomas G Palaima -- Cypro-Minoan / Nicolle Hirschfeld -- Material Crafts: Materials and Industries / Doniert Evely -- Minoan Pottery / Birgitta Hallager -- Mycenaean Pottery / Jeremy B Rutter -- Textiles / Brendan Burke -- Jewelry / Robert Laffineur -- Events: Eruption of Thera/Santorini / Sturt W Manning -- Trojan War / Trevor Bryce -- Collapse at the End of the Bronze Age / Oliver Dickinson -- IV: Specific Sites And Regions -- Crete -- Ayia Triada / Vincenzo La Rosa -- Kato Zakros / Lefteris Platon -- Khania (Kydonia) / Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki -- Knossos / Colin Macdonald -- Kommos / Joseph and Maria Shaw -- Malia / Jan Driessen -- Palaikastro / J Alexander MacGillivray and L Hugh Sackett -- 
Contents: Phaistos / Vincenzo La Rosa -- Mainland Greece: Argolid / Sofia Voutsaki -- Boeotia / Anastasia Dakouri-Hild -- Central and Southern Peloponnese / William G Cavanagh -- Northern Aegean / Stelios Andreou -- Lerna / Martha Heath Wiencke -- Mycenae / Elizabeth French -- Pylos / Jack L Davis -- Thebes / Anastasia Dakouri-Hild -- Thorikos / Robert Laffineur -- Tiryns / Joseph Maran -- Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Saronic Islands: Aegina Kolonna / Walter Gauss -- Akrotiri / Christos Doumas -- Dodecanese / Toula Marketou -- Rhodes / Toula Marketou -- Wider Mediterranean: Cape Gelidonya shipwreck / George F Bass -- Cyprus / Louise Steel -- Egypt / Jacke Phillips -- Levant / Assaf Yasur-Landau -- Troy / Peter Jablonka -- Uluburun shipwreck / Cemal Pulak -- Western Anatolia / Alan M Greaves -- Western Mediterranean / Lucia Vagnetti.
Summary "The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BC, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the earliest expansion of trade in the Aegean and wider Mediterranean Sea, the development of artistic techniques in a variety of media, and the evolution of early Greek religious practices and mythology. The period also witnessed a violent conflict in Asia Minor between warring peoples in the region, a conflict commonly believed to be the historical basis for Homer’s Trojan War. The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a detailed survey of these fascinating aspects of the period, and many others, in sixty-six newly commissioned essays." "Divided into four parts, the handbook begins with "Background and Definitions," which contains chapters establishing the discipline in its historical, geographical, and chronological settings, and in its relation to other disciplines. 
The second part, "Chronology and Geography," contains chapters examining the Bronze Age Aegean by chronological period (Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age). Each of the periods is further subdivided geographically, so that individual chapters are concerned with Mainland Greece during the Early Bronze Age, Crete during the Early Bronze Age, the Cycladic Islands during the Early Bronze Age, and the same for the Middle Bronze Age, followed by the Late Bronze Age. The third part, "Thematic and Specific Topics," includes chapters examining thematic topics that cannot be done justice in a strictly chronological/geographical treatment, including religion, state and society, trade, warfare, pottery, writing, and burial customs, as well as specific events, such as the eruption of Santorini and the Trojan War. 
The fourth part, "Specific Sites and Areas," contains chapters examining the most important regions and sites in the Bronze Age Aegean, including Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, Knossos, Kommos, Rhodes, the northern Aegean, and the Uluburun shipwreck, as well as adjacent areas such as the Levant, Egypt, and the western Mediterranean." "Containing new work by an international team of experts, The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean represents the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date single-volume survey of the field. It will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike." The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of the debates. 
Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in humanities and social sciences"-- From publisher.
Subject LinkCivilization, Aegean.
LinkBronze age -- Aegean Sea Region.
LinkAegean Sea Region -- Antiquities.
LinkExcavations (Archaeology) -- Aegean Sea Region.
Add.Author LinkCline, Eric H.

System Number 000678664
ISBN Link9780195365504
Link019536550X
Link9780199873609 (pbk.)
Link0199873607 (pbk.)

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