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    DescriptionMinoan' Crete is one of the most intensively investigated archaeological cultures in the world, and one that has often captured the public imagination. It is a Bronze Age Aegean society, but it has been intimately connected with the Classical Greek myth of King Minos and his Labyrinth since Sir Arthur Evans excavated and restored (some would say rebuilt') the important site of Knossos, more than a century ago. Yet many archaeological interpretations of this fascinating culture are still largely traditional in focus and often anachronistic. This collection of papers, challenging and re-examining many conventional and established versions of 'Minoan' history is thus long overdue. How have modern preconceptions and socio-political developments shaped archaeological interpretations of 'Minoan' society? What were the gender roles and attitudes of the inhabitants of Bronze Age Crete? How can data such as the puzzling architecture, the stunning wall-paintings, the elaborate and abundant pots, the landscape and the way it is perceived by humans, help us understand the nature and the negotiations of power and the role of the so-called palaces? These are some of the questions that this book addresses, considering 'Minoan' archaeology from a variety of interpretive angles, and situating 'Minoan' archaeology in the mainstream of archaeological thinking and practice.

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    Labyrinth Revisited
    Rethinking Minoan Archaeology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yannis Hamilakis
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 608 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842170618
    ISBN 10: 1842170619

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
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    DC22: 939
    DC21: 939.18
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC
    Illustrations note
    many b/w illus
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    31 July 2009
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    This book is a critical and topical reappraisal of the field'--N James"Antiquity" (01/01/0001)