Across Crete: Part One: From KhaniŠ to HerŠkleion

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Johan de Bakker
I.B.Tauris, Apr 5, 2003 - History - 288 pages
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After successive waves of rulers throughout history, Crete has served as a crossroads where the Eastern and Western worlds have met and exchanged skills and ideas, materials and artifacts, and acquired layered strata of history unlike any other land. That history is explored in this collection through the writings of various travelers from around the world. This is the first of three illustrated books that will span the great island from east to west.

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Rich in history and dramatic scenery, Crete conjures up images of a distant, mythic past. De Bakker, a writer who specializes in the Middle East and North Africa and who has studied the island's ... Read full review


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Johan De Bakker is a writer who specializes in the Middle East and North Africa. He has traveled extensively in Crete and studied the island's history since the 1970s.

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