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    Crete in Transition: Pottery Styles and Island History in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Hesperia Supplement) (Paperback) By (author) Brice L. Erickson


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    DescriptionThis work presents a classification system and absolute chronology for black-gloss wares from Crete, establishing the first local and regional ceramic sequences during the period from 600 to 400 B.C. This new chronological foundation of datable pottery from excavated sites fills in the so-called 6th/5th-century gap and dispels the prevailing view that this was a period of decline in population and one of artistic and cultural impoverishment. The 6th-century heralded important changes in Cretan society, reflected in the reorganization of burial grounds, new patterns of sanctuary dedication, and the circulation of exotica among the elite. The study reveals unsuspected connections with mainland Greece, especially Sparta and Athens. Historians and archaeologists will find the author's conclusions, and their implications, to be of considerable interest.

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    Crete in Transition
    Pottery Styles and Island History in the Archaic and Classical Periods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brice L. Erickson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,238 g
    ISBN 13: 9780876615454
    ISBN 10: 0876615450

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015060
    DC22: 939.18
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
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    DC22: 939/.18
    LC classification: NK3840 .E75 2010
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    Edition statement
    First Edition,.
    Illustrations note
    7 col and 115 b/w figs, 18 tables
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Imprint name
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Publication date
    31 December 2010
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    Author Information
    Brice L. Erickson is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.