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Ancient Greece with its associations of city states, democratic governance, and iconic material culture, can no longer be envisaged as a uniform geographical or historical entity The Classical city states of Crete differed considerably in culture, history and governance from those of central Greece In this book, Saro Wallace reaches back into Crete s prehistory, covering the latest Bronze Age through the Archaic periods, to find out why It emphasizes the roles of landscape, external contacts, social identity construction and historical consciousness in producing this difference, bringing together the wealth of new archaeological evidence available from the island with a variety of ancient text sources to produce a vivid and up to date picture of this momentous period in Crete s history....

Title : Ancient Crete: From Successful Collapse to Democracy's Alternatives, Twelfth-Fifth Centuries BC
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ISBN : 1107688418
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press Reprint edition March 24, 2014
Number of Pages : 479 pages
File Size : 765 KB
Status : Available For Download
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