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    From Minos to Midas: Ancient Cloth Production in the Aegean and in Anatolia (Ancient Textiles) (Hardback) By (author) Brendan Burke

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    DescriptionTextile production was of greater value and importance to people in the past than any other social craft activity: everyone depended on cloth. As with other craft goods, such as pottery, metal objects, or ivory carving, the large-scale production and exchange of textiles required specialization and some degree of centralization. This book takes an explicitly economic approach to textile production, focusing on regional centers, most often referred to as palaces, to understand the means by which states in the Aegean and Anatolia financed themselves through cloth industries. From this we can look for evidence of social stratification, inter-regional exchange, and organized bureaucracies. Spanning multiple millennia and various sources of evidence, Burke illustrates the complex nature of cloth production, exchange, and consumption and what this tells us about individual societies and prehistoric economies, as well as how developments in cloth industries reflect larger aspects of social organization.

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    From Minos to Midas
    Ancient Cloth Production in the Aegean and in Anatolia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brendan Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842174067
    ISBN 10: 1842174061

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    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: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS002000, HIS002010
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070090, HIS055000
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    DC22: 338.47677009
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    DC22: 338.476770093809013
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    DC22: 338.4/76770093809013
    LC classification: HD9868.A34 B87 2010
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    Thema V1.0: AKT, NHD, KCZ, NHC, NHG, KND
    Illustrations note
    87 b/w illus, 5 maps, 19 tables
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    31 July 2010
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    Review quote
    ...Burke has marshaled a tremendous amount of evidence to study the political economy of textiles.'--Daniel J. Pullen, The Florida State University"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/0001)