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Mycenaeans

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ISBN-10: 0415363365

ISBN-13: 9780415363365

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rodney Castleden

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The Mycenaean World belonged to the legendary heroes who conquered Troy and stand at the heart of Greek identity. This new book brings their culture and society to life with wit and elegance. Since the discovery of the remains of the civilization of Mycenae in the 1870s, knowledge of these Bronze Age Greeks has increased dramatically. This text is a major new contribution to our understanding of this crucial period.. Stepping into the place of the collapsed civilization of Minoan Crete and the Peloponnese (the subject of Castleden's earlier bestselling study, Minoans), the Mycenaeans dominated mainland Greece and the Greek islands from about 1600-1250 BC. Their exploits became the subject…    
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.17" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.100

Rodney Castleden is an extensively published author in the fields of archaeology, geography and history. His authorial credits include the hugely successful Concise Encyclopedia of World History.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements and preface
Introduction
Cities and kingdoms
Fragmentation
Sandy Pylos and Messenia
The roads
Mycenae and the Argolid
The 'palace' at Mycenae
The cities of the Argive Plain
The kingdoms of the north
The people
Physical characteristics
Clothing and jewellery
The nature of Mycenaean society
Language - Linear B
Tombs of the kings
Everyday life in the countryside
A rural economy
Stock-rearing
Hunting
Everyday life in the towns
Houses
Furniture
Metalwork and armour
Arts and crafts
The 'palaces'
Religion
Problems in interpretation
Shrines
Ceremonies
Rediscovering the temples
A Mycenaean sea-empire?
Long-distance trade routes
Ships and ports
Reaching out
The collapse of the Minoan sea-empire
The Trojan War
Homer's view of the war
Greeks and Trojans according to the Hittite texts
Mycenaeans and Egyptians
The Trojan War: a twenty-first-century reconstruction
The fall of Mycenae
And live in song for generations
The Mycenaean personality
What was the Mycenaean achievement?
The Mycenaean inheritance
Anatolian chronology
The kings of Mycenae
The kings of Orchomenos
King list for Argos
The Epic Cycle
Notes
Bibliography
Index