The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Cambridge University Press, Aug 4, 2008 - Art - 452 pages
This book is a comprehensive up-to-date survey of the Aegean Bronze Age, from its beginnings to the period following the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system. In essays by leading authorities commissioned especially for this volume, it covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece, and the Aegean Islands from c. 3000-1100 BCE, as well as topics such as trade, religions, and economic administration. Intended as a reliable, readable introduction for university students, it will also be useful to scholars in related fields within and outside classics. The contents of this book are arranged chronologically and geographically, facilitating comparison between the different cultures. Within this framework, the cultures of the Aegean Bronze Age are assessed thematically and combine both material culture and social history.
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Review: The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze AgeUser Review - Barnaby Thieme - Goodreads
A complete and fact-rich history of the Cyclades, Crete, and Helladic Greece in the Bronze Age. Heavily based on up-to-date archaeological data. Academic and a bit dry. Read full review