Minoans (Peoples of the Past)

by J. Lesley Fitton

Publisher: British Museum Press

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  • Cultural studies,
  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Social history,
  • BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Minoans,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Sociology,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient World,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Archaeology
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Number of Pages200
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ISBN 100714121401
ISBN 109780714121406

The Minoans (Book): Nardo, Don: Long before the rise of the classical Greeks and their famous achievements, Crete and nearby Aegean islands were the home of the Minoans, who fashioned Europe's first advanced culture. From the discovery of the great palace at Knossos in , to new theories about the Minoans' demise, a noted scholar of ancient Greece tells the story of this enigmatic.   Minoans by Rodney Castleden, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(89). In contrast to the Minoans, the Mycenaean leaders built fortresses — enormous walled structures that contained a megaron like the Minoan palace, but were primarily fortifications for defense. The walls of these structures often stood forty or fifty feet high, and were composed of enormous blocks of stone weighing two to three tons, fitted. Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from BC to BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to.

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"Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete" offers a different perspective on the archaeological evidence. It is up to the reader to decide if they accept the theories drawn from the evidence.

Read moreCited by: There is a lot of good information packed into this rather short book about the Minoans, an ancient Minoans book located in the area of the eastern Mediterranean.

It chronicles their civilization from about BC to BC, and describes it from the apparent height of its power to its final subjugation and assimilation by mainland Greeks.5/5(3). Nearly 2, years before Homer wrote his epic poems, the Minoan civilization was centered on the island of Crete, a location that required the Minoans to be a regional sea power.

And indeed they were, stretching across the Aegean Sea from about BCE with trade routes extending all /5(12). Crete, Minoans - Non-fiction Non-Fiction books about ancient Crete and the Minoans. "The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and other Aegean islands such as Santorini and flourished from approximately to BCE".

The fact of the matter is that, insofar as we know, the Minoans had no literature: They using their written The images we have of the Minoans are so fascinating, but as Cretan-born novelist Nikos Kazantzakis wrote, "This world looked at us with immense black eyes, but its lips were still sealed."/5.

This book assesses what we really know about the Minoans' life and times, defining the essential characteristics of a distinctive Cretan culture and setting this within its contemporary historical context which included not only Greece but the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt.

The author discusses the major themes of daily life such as social and economic organization, agriculture, architecture. Since Sir Arthur Evans rediscovered the Minoans in the early s, we have defined a series of cultural traits that make the ‘Minoan personality’: elegant, graceful and sophisticated, these nature lovers lived in harmony with their neighbours, while their fleets ruled the seas around by: Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization.

Minoan civilization (mĬnō´ən), ancient Cretan culture representing a stage in the development of the Aegean was named for the legendary King Minos of Crete by Sir Arthur Evans, the English archaeologist who conducted excavations there in the early 20th divided the culture into three periods that include the whole of the Bronze Age: Early Minoan (c BC– The World of the Ancient Greeks - Warfare.

The Minoans: History | Culture | Warfare Warfare and "The Minoan Peace" Though the vision created by Sir Arthur Evans of a pax Minoica, a "Minoan peace", has been criticised in recent years, it is generally assumed there was little internal armed conflict in Minoan Crete itself, until the following Mycenaean period.

Since Sir Arthur Evans rediscovered the Minoans in the early s, we have defined a series of cultural traits that make the ‘Minoan personality’: elegant, graceful and sophisticated, these nature lovers lived in harmony with their neighbours, while their fleets ruled the seas around Crete.

This, at least, is the popular view of the Minoans. Book:The Minoans. Jump to navigation Jump to search. WARNING. The in-house PDF rendering Download as PDF. This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book.

Edit this book. Rodney Castleden is obviously an expert on all things Minoan and this book is a grand survey of everything that is known about the so called "Minoan" civilisation. I bought it for reading while on holiday in Crete/5.

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The Minoan civilization is particularly notable for its large and elaborate palaces up to four stories high, featuring elaborate plumbing systems and decorated with phical range: Aegean Sea, especially Crete.

Minoan civilization, Bronze Age civilization of Crete that flourished from about BCE to about BCE. Its name derives from Minos, either a dynastic title or the name of a particular ruler of Crete who has a place in Greek legend.

By about BCE Minoan civilization began to. The Minoan civilization lived about years ago and was the first large civilization of Europe. Minoans were enigmatic people that advanced commerce and arts, and at the same time were great warriors and sailors. The Minoans were also the first European civilization to use a written language, which was deciphered just a few years : Johnblack.

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Minoans: life in Bronze Age Crete User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. In this companion to The Knossos Labyrinth (Routledge, ), Castleden gives us an outline of the Minoan culture that, he alleges, is more consistent with recent archaeological evidence: that Knossos.

Crete’s Minoan civilization has long been considered Europe’s first great Bronze Age floruit of the Minoan civilization, which spread across Crete in the third millennium B.C.E., occurred in the 18th–16th centuries B.C.E., in the late Middle Bronze Age and the start of the Late Bronze Age.

The island is dotted with magnificent palaces, including labyrinthine Knossos, Phaistos. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Minoans. Seven important top distinctions were gained by Minoan Lines at this year's event of TOURISM AWARDSwhich was held Two Gold and Two Silver awards/distinctions for Minoan Lines Shipping S.A.

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The Minoans were a great Bronze Age civilization that peaked during the second millennium B.C. on Crete. They had built multistory complexes, now referred to as "palaces," which were actually distribution centers for large quantities of goods such as olive oil, wine, and grains. The platial architecture featured colonnaded courtyards, sliding doors, and external staircases.

Incredible Book The Minoans influenced a lot of other cultures, mainly the Greeks. This book won't be able to tell you everything about the Minoans, only what we know about them at the present time. Overall 5 out of 5 stars. Performance 5 out of 5 stars.

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The author defines the essential characteristics of a distinctive Cretan culture, setting this within its contemporary historical and geographical context - not only Greece but also the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt.