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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 870 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521814447
    ISBN 10: 0521814448
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010, ART015060
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    LC classification: DF220 .C36 2008
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    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    95 b/w illus. 11 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Cynthia W. Shelmerdine is Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor of Classics Emerita at the University of Texas, Austin. Her main research interests are in Aegean Bronze Age archaeology, and Mycenaean Greek language, history and society. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge University and Harvard University (Ph.D. in Classical Philology, 1977). She has worked in the field as a ceramic expert with the University of Minnesota Messenia Expedition (1970s), the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (1990s) and currently the Iklaina Archaeological Project (from 1999). She is the author of many publications on Mycenaean culture and history and is currently working on a book about Mycenaean Greek society.
    Review quote
    'This book, written by well-known experts who are good at explaining, is almost as up-to-date as any such book can be and will meet most needs, while suggesting where to read further.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review '... one of the best regional accounts of the origins of complex societies worldwide.' Nature
    Table of contents
    1. Background, sources, and methods Cynthia Shelmerdine; 2. The early bronze age in Greece Daniel Pullen; 3. The early bronze age in the Cyclades Cyprian Broodbank; 4. Early prepalatial Crete David Wilson; 5. Protopalatial Crete: a. Formation of the palaces Sturt W. Manning; b. The material culture Carl Knappett; 6. The material culture of neopalatial Crete John Younger and Paul Rehak; 7. Minoan culture: religion, burial customs, administration John Younger and Paul Rehak; 8. Minoan Crete and the Aegean Islands Jack L. Davis; 9. Minoan trade Philip P. Betancourt; 10. Early Mycenaean Greece James Clinton Wright; 11. Mycenaean art and architecture Janice L. Crowley; 12. Mycenaean states: A. Economy and administration Cynthia W. Shelmerdine and John Bennet; B. LM II-IIIB Laura Preston; 13. Burial customs: A. Death and the Mycenaeans William Cavanagh; B. Mycenaean religion Thomas G. Palaima; 14. Mycenaean Greece, the Aegean and Beyond Christopher Mee; 15. Decline, destruction, aftermath Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy.