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Negotiating Island Identities

Negotiating Island Identities

Hardback Gorgias Dissertations; Classics

By (author) Ina Berg

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  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Format: Hardback | 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 231mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 2 December 2008
  • ISBN 10: 1593337256
  • ISBN 13: 9781593337254
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,797,301

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Negotiating Island Identities explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from key sites, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as "Minoanisation") in relation to the Cycladic islands. Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed. Island communities could consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.

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