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    DescriptionIn 1952 the decipherment of the Linear B script suddenly revealed the Greekness of Mycenaean Greece. Now, after new discoveries and more than 20 years of intensive work, scholars are able to interpret the written documents and reconstruct from them a vivid picture of life in this remote period, in a way which is impossible from archaeology alone. John Chadwick, who assisted Ventris in the original decipherment, has played a major part in these advances. He now summarizes the results of research and in so doing opens the door to a new world, Mycenaean Greece seen through the eyes of its inhabitants. The tablets may be only, as he describes them, 'the account books of anonymous clerks', but from these prosaic documents he shows how we can infer a bronze industry, foreign slave-women, or even human sacrifice. Not least important is the comparison of the newly available data with the Homeric account, much to the detriment of Homer's credibility as a witness.

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    The Mycenaean World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Chadwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521290371
    ISBN 10: 0521290376

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 938.8
    DC22: 938.01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.01
    LC classification: DF220 .C43
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
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    Publication date
    01 April 1976
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    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The hellenization of Greece; 2. The documentary evidence; 3. Mycenaean geography; 4. The people of the tablets; 5. The social structure and the administrative system; 6. Religion; 7. Agriculture; 8. Craft, industry and trade; 9. Weapons and war; 10. Homer the pseudo-historian; 11. The end of the Mycenaean world; Bibliography; Index.