The Mycenaeans (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Mycenaeans The Mycenaean world: the stuff of legends and heroes who conquered Troy and who still stand at the heart of Greek identity today. This clear, detailed study brings their civilisation, culture, and history to life for both students and enthusiasts.
- Published: 30 September 2005
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415249232 ISBN 10: 0415249236
Full description for The Mycenaeans
Following on from Rodney Castleden's best-selling study Minoans, this major contribution to our understanding of the crucial Mycenaean period clearly and effectively brings together research and knowledge we have accumulated since the discovery of the remains of the civilization of Mycenae in the 1870s. In lively prose, informed by the latest research and using a full bibliography and over 100 illustrations, this vivid study delivers the fundamentals of the Mycenaean civilization including its culture, hierarchy, economy and religion. Castleden introduces controversial views of the Mycenaean palaces as temples, and studies their impressive sea empire and their crucial interaction with the outside Bronze Age world before discussing the causes of the end of their civilization. Providing clear, easy information and understanding, this is a perfect starting point for the study of the Greek Bronze Age.