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

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Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age
Authors: John C. McEnroe
Year: 2010
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780292721937
ISBN 214292721935
Categorie: Architecture
Pages: 221
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Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age

John C. McEnroe

Ever since Sir Arthur Evans first excavated at the site of the Palace at Knossos in the early twentieth century, scholars and visitors have been drawn to the architecture of Bronze Age Crete. Much of the attraction comes from the geographical and historical uniqueness of the island. 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. In this culturally dynamic context, architecture provided more than physical shelter; it embodied meaning. 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.Architecture of Minoan Crete is the first comprehensive study of the entire range of Minoan architecture–including houses, palaces, tombs, and cities–from 7000 BC to 1100 BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the vast erature 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. 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.

Categories:
Arts – Architecture

Year:
2010

Publisher:
University of Texas Press

Language:
english

Pages:
221

ISBN 10:
0292721935

ISBN 13:
9780292721937

File:
50.27 MB

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