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Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean World : Palace and Province in the Late Bronze Age

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Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean World : Palace and Province in the Late Bronze Age

Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean World :
Palace and Province in the Late Bronze Age

by Margaretha Kramer-Hajos
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1107107547 | 231 Pages | True PDF | 9.25 MB

In this book, Kramer-Hajos examines the Euboean Gulf region in Central Greece to explain its flourishing during the post-palatial period. Providing a social and political history of the region in the Late Bronze Age, she focuses on the interactions between this 'provincial' coastal area and the core areas where the Mycenaean palaces were located. Drawing on network and agency theory, two current and highly effective methodologies in prehistoric Mediterranean archaeology, Kramer-Hajos argues that the Euboean Gulf region thrived when it was part of a decentralized coastal and maritime network, and declined when it was incorporated in a highly centralized mainland-looking network. Her research and analysis contributes new insights to our understanding of the mechanics and complexity of the Bronze Age Aegean collapse.