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The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age : Continuity and Change Between the Twelfth and Eighth Centuries BC - Oliver Dickinson

The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age

Continuity and Change Between the Twelfth and Eighth Centuries BC

Paperback Published: 18th September 2006
ISBN: 9780415135900
Number Of Pages: 298

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Following Oliver Dickinsona (TM)s successful The Aegean Bronze Age, this textbook is a synthesis of the period between the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC, and the rise of the Greek civilization in the eighth century BC.

With chapter bibliographies, distribution maps and illustrations, Dickinsona (TM)s detailed examination of material and archaeological evidence argues that many characteristics of Ancient Greece developed in the Dark Ages. He also includes up-to-date coverage of the 'Homeric question'.

This highly informative text focuses on:

  • the reasons for the Bronze Age collapse which brought about the Dark Ages
  • the processes that enabled Greece to emerge from the Dark Ages
  • the degree of continuity from the Dark Ages to later times.

Dickinson has provided an invaluable survey of this period that will not only be useful to specialists and undergraduates in the field, but that will also prove highly popular with the interested general reader.

Industry Reviews

"A worthy text for use in the classroom. It is a good segue from a course in Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology to one in Greek Archaeology and it is the text I will now use for that purpose." - BMCR "This book is an admirable synthesis of work that has appeared in print, conferences, and exhibitions over the past twenty years... Dickinson has created both a readable narrative and a useful reference (or text) book covering the period formerly known as the Dark Age." - Michael Sugerman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst in NECJ 36.4 (2009)

List of illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Note on usage and nomenclaturep. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Terminology and chronologyp. 10
The collapse of the Bronze Age civilisationp. 24
The Postpalatial periodp. 58
The structure and economy of communitiesp. 79
Craftsp. 114
Burial customsp. 174
Trade, exchange and foreign contactsp. 196
Religionp. 219
Conclusionsp. 238
Glossaryp. 259
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780415135900
ISBN-10: 0415135907
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 18th September 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1