The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age

The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age

This book is a comprehensive up-to-date survey of the Aegean Bronze Age, from its beginnings to the period following the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system.

Author: Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107494626

Category: Art

Page: 524

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This book is a comprehensive up-to-date survey of the Aegean Bronze Age, from its beginnings to the period following the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system. In essays by leading authorities commissioned especially for this volume, it covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece, and the Aegean Islands from c.3000–1100 BCE, as well as topics such as trade, religions, and economic administration. Intended as a reliable, readable introduction for university students, it will also be useful to scholars in related fields within and outside classics. The contents of this book are arranged chronologically and geographically, facilitating comparison between the different cultures. Within this framework, the cultures of the Aegean Bronze Age are assessed thematically and combine both material culture and social history.
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The Visual Culture of the Aegean Bronze Age

The Visual Culture of the Aegean Bronze Age

The Vapheio Cups and Aegean Gold and Silver Work. New York: Garland
Publishing. Davis, J. L. 2008. Minoan Crete and the Aegean islands. In C.
Shelmerdine (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, 186–
208.

Author: Carl Knappett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108429436

Category: Art

Page: 350

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Offers an innovative theory for ancient art and its creativity, demonstrated through the rich material and visual culture of the protohistoric Aegean.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

Rome: Pasiphae. Shelmerdine, Cynthia W. 2008a. “Background, Sources, and
Methods.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, ed. Cynthia
W. Shelmerdine, 1–18. New York: Cambridge University Press. ———, ed.
2008b ...

Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190240752

Category: History

Page: 976

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The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BCE, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the earliest expansion of trade in the Aegean and wider Mediterranean Sea, the development of artistic techniques in a variety of media, and the evolution of early Greek religious practices and mythology. The period also witnessed a violent conflict in Asia Minor between warring peoples in the region, a conflict commonly believed to be the historical basis for Homer's Trojan War. The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a detailed survey of these fascinating aspects of the period, and many others, in sixty-six newly commissioned articles. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with Background and Definitions, which contains articles establishing the discipline in its historical, geographical, and chronological settings and in its relation to other disciplines. The second section, Chronology and Geography, contains articles examining the Bronze Age Aegean by chronological period (Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age). Each of the periods are further subdivided geographically, so that individual articles are concerned with Mainland Greece during the Early Bronze Age, Crete during the Early Bronze Age, the Cycladic Islands during the Early Bronze Age, and the same for the Middle Bronze Age, followed by the Late Bronze Age. The third section, Thematic and Specific Topics, includes articles examining thematic topics that cannot be done justice in a strictly chronological/geographical treatment, including religion, state and society, trade, warfare, pottery, writing, and burial customs, as well as specific events, such as the eruption of Santorini and the Trojan War. The fourth section, Specific Sites and Areas, contains articles examining the most important regions and sites in the Bronze Age Aegean, including Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, Knossos, Kommos, Rhodes, the northern Aegean, and the Uluburun shipwreck, as well as adjacent areas such as the Levant, Egypt, and the western Mediterranean. Containing new work by an international team of experts, The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean represents the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date single-volume survey of the field. It will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike.
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Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greece

Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greece

Ceme- tery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age, Sheffield 1998 (Sheffield
Academic Press). Dais: Louise A. Hitchcock, ... The Cambridge Companion to the
Aegean Bronze Age, Cambridge 2008 (Cambridge Uni- versity Press). (1999).

Author: Helène Whittaker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107049871

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book argues that religious beliefs played a significant role in the social changes that occurred in Middle Helladic Greece.
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The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age

The cultural history of the region emerges through a series of thematic chapters that treat settlement, economy, crafts, exchange and foreign contact, and religion and burial customs are all discussed in this book.

Author: Oliver Dickinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521456649

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Desribes the prehistoric civilizations of the Aegean Sea Region.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

In Carter (ed.): 787–834. Pugliese Carratelli, G. (ed.) 1996. The Western Greeks.
Milan. Pullen, D. 2008. “The early Bronze Age in Greece.” In Shelmerdine, C. W. (
ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age. New York. 19–46.

Author: Sharon L. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
Categories: Literary Criticism

Euripides and the Language of Craft

Euripides and the Language of Craft

2 In the palace culture of the late Bronze age, women “almost always” did the
spinning and weaving, according to Janice L. Crowley, “Mycenaean Art and
Architecture,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, ed.
Cynthia W.

Author: Mary C. Stieber

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004189065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

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This first in-depth account of Euripides' relationship with the visual arts demonstrates how frequently the tragedian used language to visual effect, whether through allusion or actual references to objects, motifs built around real or imaginary objects, or the use of technical terminology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

“Evidence for Egyptian Colonization in the Southern Coastal Plain and Lowlands
of Canaan during the EB I Period.” In Egypt and the ... In The Cambridge
Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by C.W. Shelmerdine. Oxford:
Oxford ...

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444342345

Category: History

Page: 328

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The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea
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The Collapse of Palatial Society in LBA Greece and the Postpalatial Period

The Collapse of Palatial Society in LBA Greece and the Postpalatial Period

Cambridge : Cambridge Philological Society , 113-128 . Shelmerdine , C.W. ( ed .
) . 2008. The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age . Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press . Economic Decline of Mycenae . ' Echos du Monde
 ...

Author: Guy D. Middleton

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: IND:30000127023434

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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The collapse of palatial society at the end of the Greek Bronze Age in c.1200 BC has long been a subject of fascination and contention.
Categories: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy

Long— distance trade in raw materials was of course a phenomenon that long
pre—dated the Roman empire, with Bronze Age Aegean trade in copper ingots
and raw glass represented in the fourteenth—century BCE Ulubu— run wreck,
and ...

Author: Walter Scheidel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521898225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

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Thanks to its exceptional size and duration, the Roman Empire offers one of the best opportunities to study economic development in the context of an agrarian world empire. This volume, which is organised thematically, provides a sophisticated introduction to and assessment of all aspects of its economic life.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

... that of the ancient Greeks, the people who spoke Greek as their native tongue
and occupied mainland Greece, the Aegean, and a host of colonies on the
Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts from the Bronze Age through the Roman
period.

Author: Barbette Stanley Spaeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107511538

Category: History

Page:

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In antiquity, the Mediterranean region was linked by sea and land routes that facilitated the spread of religious beliefs and practices among the civilizations of the ancient world. The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions provides an introduction to the major religions of this area and explores current research regarding the similarities and differences among them. The period covered is from the prehistoric period to late antiquity, that is, ca.4000 BCE to 600 CE. The first nine essays in the volume provide an overview of the characteristics and historical developments of the major religions of the region, including those of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Canaan, Israel, Anatolia, Iran, Greece, Rome and early Christianity. The last five essays deal with key topics in current research on these religions, including violence, identity, the body, gender and visuality, taking an explicitly comparative approach and presenting recent theoretical and methodological advances in contemporary scholarship.
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American Journal of Archaeology

American Journal of Archaeology

Smithsonian Institution . Crowley , J.L. 2008. “ Mycenaean Art and Architecture . ”
In The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age , edited by C.W.
Shelmerdine , 258–88 . New York : Cambridge University Press . D'Agata , A.L.
2005.

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015088888378

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

Aegaeum

Aegaeum

The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age . R. Hägg and G. C.
Nordquist ( eds . ) , 1990. Celebrations of Death and Divinity in the Bronze Age
Argolid . A. Chapin ( ed . ) , 2004. XAPIE . Essays in Honour of Sara A.
Immerwahr .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0105610935

Category: Aegean Sea Region

Page:

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Categories: Aegean Sea Region

The Aegean Bronze Age in Relation to the Wider European Context

The Aegean Bronze Age in Relation to the Wider European Context

1989 , " A Bronze Age shipwreck at Ulu Burun : 1986 campaign " , American
Journal of Archaeology 93 , 1 - 29 . Bennet ... 2004 , The Cambridge companion
to Homer , Cambridge . Cameron ... Society and state in the Aegean Bronze age .

Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015069038050

Category: Social Science

Page: 105

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Five essays which look at contacts, influences and cultual exchange between te Bronze Age Aegean and the rest of Europe. Particularly in the recent work of Kristian Kristiansen there is a growing tendency to see substantial Aegean influences in Central and Northern European Bronze Age culture, to the extent of a relationship of cultural dependency.
Categories: Social Science

Ancient West East

Ancient West   East

The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age , Cambridge
Companions , Cambridge University Press , Cambridge 2008 , xxxvi + 452 pp . ,
illustrations . Paperback . ISBN 978-0-521-89127-1 Sizilien . Von Odysseus bis
Garibaldi ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041356635

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page:

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Categories: Civilization, Ancient

The Earliest Cretan Scripts

The Earliest Cretan Scripts

2005b Middle Bronze Age Luwian Hieroglyphic and its Ramifications to Crete . In
: Aygül Süel ( ed . ) , Acts of the Vth International ... In : Cynthia W . Shelmerdine (
ed . ) , The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age . Pp . 165185 .

Author: Fred Woudhuizen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132625968

Category: Crete (Greece)

Page: 245

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Categories: Crete (Greece)

Heroes

Heroes

Mycenaean Religion . ” In The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
, ed . C. W. Shelmerdine , 342–61 . Cambridge , 2008 . Pandermalis 2004. D.
Pandermalis , ed . Alexander the Great : Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism
.

Author: Michael J. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002882558

Category: Art

Page: 328

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"This volume investigates the integral role of heroes in ancient Greek art and culture. More than a hundred statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes, coins, and gems drawn from European and American collections, illustrate the ways in which heroes were represented, why they were important in Greek culture, and what encouraged individuals to seek them out." --Book Jacket.
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A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art

The Aegean Bronze Age. Cambridge. Dickinson, O. 1999. 'Robert Drews's
theories about the nature of warfare in the Late Bronze Age.' In Laffineur 1999:21
–29. Dickinson, O. 2006. The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. London and
New ...

Author: Tyler Jo Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118273371

Category: Art

Page: 888

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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique
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The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece

Chicago , 1985 Oliver Dickinson , The Aegean Bronze Age . Cambridge , 1994
Yvon Garlan , Slavery in Ancient Greece . Ithaca , 1988 J . L . Fitton , Cycladic Art
, 2nd edn . London , 1999 Loren J . Samons ( ed . ) , The Cambridge Companion
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Author: Jenifer Neils

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078792473

Category: History

Page: 191

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An authoritative and fully illustrated introduction to the world of ancient Greece
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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

New Haven and London , 1981 lan Morris and Barry Powell ( eds ) , A New
Companion to Homer . Leiden ... The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient
Greece . Cambridge ... Chicago , 1985 Oliver Dickinson , The Aegean Bronze
Age .

Author: Jenifer Neils

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076151557

Category: Greece

Page: 191

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This book is a lively and readable overview of the fascinating history of ancient Greece, from its earliest origins through to its legacy in the modern world. Beginning with the rediscovery of the Classical Greeks, the author then traces their evolution from Bronze Age civilizations through the emergence of the city state, discussing topics such as writing and art, government and philosophy, warfare and hunting, trade and colonization, gods and heroes, entertainments and domestic life. This accessible book will appeal to a wide range of general readers, museum visitors, undergraduate students and life-long learners.
Categories: Greece