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Architecture of Minoan Crete

constructing identity in the Aegean Bronze Age

by John C. McEnroe

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin, TX .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture, Minoan,
  • Architecture and society -- Greece -- Crete

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesConstructing identity in the Aegean Bronze Age
    StatementJohn C. McEnroe.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA267 .M39 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23945237M
    ISBN 109780292721937
    LC Control Number2009048479
    OCLC/WorldCa467361357

    Archeological sources have found numerous bones of pregnant women, identified as pregnant by the fetus bones within their skeleton found in the abdomen area. Architecture was a medium through which Minoans constructed their notions of social, ethnic, and historical identity: the buildings tell us about how the Minoans saw themselves, and how they wanted to be seen by others. Eteocretan inscriptions are separated from Linear A by about a millennium, and it is thus unknown if Eteocretan represents a descendant of the Minoan language. Language and writing[ edit ] One side of the Phaistos Disc Several writing systems dating from the Minoan period have been unearthed in Crete, the majority of which are currently undeciphered. While there is evidence that the structure of women's clothing originated as a mirror to the clothing that men wore, fresco art illustrates how women's clothing evolved to be more and more elaborate throughout the Minoan era. He describes what he terms the "concentric loyalties" of the Glendiot man: he is fiercely proud of his village, his region, Crete, and Greece.

    McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to-date account of Minoan architecture. The term "identity" is so ubiquitous that McKee has only half jokingly called for a moratorium on its use. In this culturally dynamic context, architecture provided more than physical shelter; it embodied meaning. Because it is the only find of its kind, the script on the Phaistos disc remains undeciphered. At larger sites such as Knossos, there is evidence of craft specialization workshops. They may have practiced polyculture[50] and their varied, healthy diet resulted in a population increase.

    Herzfeld offers a modern example of such fluidity in his study of the pseudonymous village of Glendi on the slopes of Mt. The discovery of storage areas in the palace compounds has prompted debate. The first paved road network was constructed in the Neopalatial era, and reached impressive density during the Postpalatial period. Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from BC to BC. Bosanquet describes arriving in Chania on a boat from Marseilles and finding a fascinatingly complex city "of distinctly African flavour owing to its intercourse with the Cyrenaica. Most obviously, men were often artistically represented with dark skin while females were represented with lighter, fairer skin.


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Architecture of Minoan Crete book

Pashley traveled through Crete inhe was surprised to find that the people of the island did not share his European sense of time and history.

In this culturally dynamic context, architecture provided more than physical shelter it embodied meaning. A second difference centers on the date of the Theran eruption. John C. Jars, jugs and vessels have been recovered in the area, indicating the complex's possible role as a re-distribution center for agricultural produce.

Other kinds of identity make up additional layers of differentiation and assimilation. His accessible writing style, skillful architectural drawings of houses and palaces, site maps, and color photographs make this book inviting for general readers and visitors to Crete, as well as scholars.

The two systems are juxtaposed below.

Architecture of Minoan Crete : Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age

The Phaistos Disc features a unique pictorial script. Equidistant from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Minoan Crete is on the shifting conceptual border between East and West, and chronologically suspended between history and prehistory.

Through identity we perceive ourselves, and others see us, as belonging to certain groups and not to others. Evans constructed the chronological system used in Minoan archaeology. While there is evidence that the structure of women's clothing originated as a mirror to the clothing that men wore, fresco art illustrates how women's clothing evolved to be more and more elaborate throughout the Minoan era.

Much of the attraction comes from the geographical and historical uniqueness of the island. It is unknown whether the language is Minoan, and its origin is debated. Crete continued to have an ethnically diverse population under both the Venetians and the Ottomans, as S. Hodder describes as the "classical beginning-middle-end narrative.

Minoan men were often depicted clad in little clothing while women's bodies, specifically later on, were more conservatively covered up. Most obviously, men were often artistically represented with dark skin while females were represented with lighter, fairer skin.

It is believed however that many had a flat wood framed roof. The more traditional, "lower" chronology as championed by P. Minoan-manufactured goods suggest a network of trade with mainland Greece notably MycenaeCyprusSyriaAnatoliaEgyptMesopotamia and westward as far as the Iberian peninsula.

Using these two methods along with cross-dating, S.Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from BC to BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to-date account of Minoan architecture.

Minoan civilization (mĬnō´ən), ancient Cretan culture representing a stage in the development of the Aegean atlasbowling.com was named for the legendary King Minos of Crete by Sir Arthur Evans, the English archaeologist who conducted excavations there in the early 20th atlasbowling.com divided the culture into three periods that include the whole of the Bronze Age: Early Minoan (c BC– "Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age investigates the prehistoric and early historic architectural material record of the island of Crete from a perspective A highlight of the book is its visual aesthetic which emphasises for the reader that not only does McEnroe have a solid grasp of all the issues involved but he is also a highly skilled surveyor and draftsman.

Crete, Minoans - Fiction Fiction books about ancient Crete and the Minoans. "The Minoan civilization was an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and other Aegean islands such as Santorini and flourished from approximately to BCE".

The Minoan civilization flourished on the Mediterranean island of Crete during the height of the Bronze Age (c.

Architecture of Minoan Crete

c. BCE). By virtue of their unique art and architecture, the ancient Minoans made significant contributions to the subsequent development of Western civilization.

May 01,  · Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture—including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities—from BC to BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast literature on Minoan Crete, with particular emphasis on the important discoveries of the past twenty years, to provide an up-to Brand: University of Texas Press.