Civilization of Ancient Crete

Civilization of Ancient Crete

by R. F. Willetts
     
 

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From the arrival of the Neolithic farmers through the spectacular Minoan civilization of the Bronze Age to the Roman conquest of the first century B.C., this is the story of ancient Crete, as told by an esteemed professor, packaged with an attractive new cover. This fascinating history offers analyses and interpretations of Crete’s social and political

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From the arrival of the Neolithic farmers through the spectacular Minoan civilization of the Bronze Age to the Roman conquest of the first century B.C., this is the story of ancient Crete, as told by an esteemed professor, packaged with an attractive new cover. This fascinating history offers analyses and interpretations of Crete’s social and political structures, as well as its art and religion, and discusses both the invention of writing and the establishment of legal codes there. The author emphasizes throughout what persists in Cretan civilization: the importance of community, the stability of institutions, and the island’s genius for absorbing and transforming outside influences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842127469
Publisher:
Phoenix Press, WC2
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Phoenix Press Ser.
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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