Mycenaean Civilization

An Annotated Bibliography through 2002, rev. ed.

Author: Bryan Feuer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078641748X

Category: History

Page: 387

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Classical Greeks considered the Mycenaean civilization to be the basis of their glorious and heroic heritage, but its material existence was not confirmed until the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann in the late nineteenth century. In the ensuing years, as with the field of archaeology in general, emphasis has shifted from revealing monuments and finding treasure to dealing with less glamorous, more scientifically-oriented investigations concerning aspects such as social and political organization, economic functions and settlement patterns. With its more than 2000 entries, this reference work serves as both an introduction to and a summary of the study of ancient Mycenaean civilization. Considerably expanded from the first edition, there are 500 new entries representing materials published since 1991. The largest part of the book is made up of annotated bibliography entries arranged topically with introductory material for each section. The book also includes a general introduction to Mycenaean civilization, a glossary, and author, place and subject indexes.

Boundaries, Borders and Frontiers in Archaeology

A Study of Spatial Relationships

Author: Bryan Feuer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473436

Category: History

Page: 164

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Until fairly recently, archaeological research has been directed primarily toward the centers of societies rather than their perimeters. Yet frontiers and borders, precisely because they are peripheral, promote interaction between people of different polities and cultures, with a wide range of potential outcomes. Much work has begun to redress this disparity of focus. Drawing on contemporary and ethnographic accounts, historical data and archaeological evidence, this book covers more than 30 years of research on boundaries, borders and frontiers, beginning with The Northern Mycenaean Border in Thessaly in 1983. The author discusses various theoretical and methodological issues concerning peripheries as they apply to the archaeological record. Political, economic, social and cultural processes in border and frontier zones are described in detail. Three case study societies are examined--China, Rome and Mycenaean Greece.

Beyond Thalassocracies

Understanding Processes of Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation in the Aegean

Author: Evi Gorogianni,Peter Pavuk,Luca Girella

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702041

Category: History

Page: 240

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Beyond Thalassocracies aims to evaluate and rethink the manner in which archaeologists approach, understand, and analyze the various processes associated with culture change connected to interregional contact, using as a test case the world of the Aegean during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1600–1100 BC). The 14 chapters compare and contrast various aspects of the phenomena of Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation, both of which share the basic underlying defining feature of material culture change in communities around the Aegean. This change was driven by trends manifesting themselves in the dominant palatial communities of each period of the Bronze Age. Over the past decade, our understanding of how these processes developed and functioned has changed considerably. Whereas current discussions on Minoanisation have already been informed by more recent theoretical trends, especially in material culture studies and post‐colonial theory, the process of Mycenaeanisation is still very much conceptualized along traditional lines of explanation. Since these phenomena occurred in chronological sequence, it makes sense that any reappraisal of their nature and significance should target those regions of the Aegean basin that were affected by both processes, highlighting their similarities and differences. Thus, in the present volume we focus on the southern and eastern Aegean, in particular the Cyclades, Dodecanese, and the north-eastern Aegean islands.

A companion to linear B

Mycenaean Greek texts and their world

Author: Yves Duhoux,Anna Morpurgo Davies

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9789042918481

Category: History

Page: 448

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Linear B is the earliest form of writing used for Greek; it is a syllabic script which belongs to the second half of the Second Millennium BC and precedes the earliest alphabetic texts by at least four hundred years. The tablets written in this script offer crucial information about the Mycenaean Greeks and their time. But who wrote these documents? How can we read them, understand them and interpret them? What do they teach us about the history, economy, religion, society, geography, technology, language, etc. of the Mycenaean period? The Companion aims at answering these and other questions in a series of chapters written by a team of internationally recognized specialists in the subject, who not only summarize the results of current research but also try to explain the problems which arise from the study of the texts and the methods which can be used to solve them. No Mycenologist can currently cover with authority the whole field and the Companion is aimed both at the beginner who needs an introduction to this area and to advanced scholars (archaeologists, historians, classicists) who require an up-to-date account which can serve as a standard reference tool and highlight the remaining problems.

Kingship in the Mycenaean World and Its Reflections in the Oral Tradition

Author: Ione Mylonas Shear

Publisher: Institute for Aegean Prehistory Press


Category: History

Page: 233

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During the last few decades, there has been great interest in the problems of defining the extent and nature of kingship in the Mycenaean world. Questions concerning the degree of economic and religious power held by the king have been given special emphasis. This book surveys the conclusions drawn by individual scholars studying the Linear B tablets, contrasts their theories with our knowledge of the Mycenaean kingdoms as derived from the archaeological record, and finally compares this evidence with possible reflections in the oral tradition, specifically in the Iliad and Odyssey . This approach leads to the suggestion that the king in the Mycenaean period had only limited power over the society and its economy. Although the king appears to have controlled a large segment of the economy, it is argued here that other individuals and family groups within the kingdom also had a certain degree of economic independence.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 477


1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4793


Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Griechische Geschichte

von den Anfängen bis in die römische Kaiserzeit

Author: Hermann Bengtson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406025037

Category: Greece

Page: 591

View: 2123


Mykene - Bericht über meine Forschungen und Entdeckungen

Author: Heinrich Schliemann


ISBN: 3944309243

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

View: 7541


Nur ein Jahr nach der legendären Entdeckung von Troja durch Heinrich Schliemann reiste dieser im Jahr 1874 nach Mykene, um weiter nach Spuren von Homers Ilias zu forschen, insbesondere nach dem Grab Agamemnons. Zunächst ließ er sechs Tage lang zwölf Arbeitern auf der Akropolis 34 gut fünf Meter tiefe Suchgräben ziehen, bis die illegale Grabung durch die Behörden beendet wurde. Im Sommer 1876 lag endlich die Grabungsgenehmigung vor, und sofort begann Schliemann die Grabungen in Mykene. Er suchte – im Gegensatz zu anderen – die Grablege Agamemnons (des sagenhaften Königs und Oberbefehlshabers der griechischen Streitmacht vor Troja) nicht außerhalb, sondern innerhalb der Burgmauern. Der größte Fund war die sogenannte Goldmaske des Agamemnon aus Mykene, die nach heutigen Erkenntnissen allerdings nicht Agamemnon zugesprochen werden kann, da sie aus einer um etwa 300 Jahre früheren Ära stammt. In diesem Buch beschrieb Heinrich Schliemann detailliert seine Entdeckungen und versuchte, diese mit den Beschreibungen der antiken Autoren wie Homer in Übereinstimmung zu bringen. Das Buch wurde mit über 250 Abbildungen der gefundenen Artefakte, zahlreichen Plänen und Bildtafeln versehen, die vollständig in diesem E-Book enthalten sind. Der Text des hier erstmals als E-Book herausgegebenen Grabungsberichtes wurde leicht modernisiert und in die aktuelle Rechtschreibung übertragen.

Ansichten griechischer Rituale

Geburtstagssymposium für Walter Burkert, Castelen bei Basel, 15. bis 18. März 1996

Author: Fritz Graf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110962403

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 718



Geschichte und Mythos

Author: Louise Schofield

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339438

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 3053


Seit den Ausgrabungen Heinrich Schliemanns ist der Name Mykene aufs engste verbunden mit dem Mythos des sagenumwobenen Königs Agamemnon, der die Griechen in den Trojanischen Krieg fuehrte. Schliemann fand 1876 reich ausgestattete Grabanlagen, unter anderem den beruehmten Goldschatz mit der sog. »Goldmaske des Agamemnon«. Waren die Mauern Mykenes mit dem beruehmten Löwentor wirklich die Burg des legendären Herrschers? Auf der Basis neuester Forschungen gibt dieser reich illustrierte Band einen faszinierenden Ã_berblick ueber Mythos und Wirklichkeit der mykenischen Zivilisation, die jahrhundertelang die Peloponnes beherrschte und schliesslich dramatisch unterging.