Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. The Land, the People, Identity Chapter 2. Architecture and Social Identity in Neolithic Crete (ca. 7000-3000 BC) Chapter 3. Local, Regional, and Ethnic Identities in Early Prepalatial Architecture (ca. 3000-2200 BC) Chapter 4. Architectural Experiments and Hierarchical Identity in Late Prepalatial Architecture (ca. 2200-1900 BC) Chapter 5. The First Palaces and the Construction of Power (ca. 1900-1750 BC) Chapter 6. The Protopalatial City and Urban Identity (ca. 1900-1750 BC) Chapter 7. The Second Palace at Knossos and the Reconstruction of Minoan Identity (ca. 1750-1490 BC) Chapter 8. Comparing the Neopalatial Palaces (ca. 1750-1490 BC) Chapter 9. Houses and Towns in the Neopalatial Period (ca. 1750-1490 BC) Chapter 10. Buildings, Frescoes, and the Language of Power in the Final Palatial Period (ca. 1490-1360 BC) Chapter 11. After the Palaces (ca. 1360-1200 BC) Chapter 12. Survival and Memory in LM IIIC (ca. 1200-1100 BC) Conclusion. Architecture and Identity Appendix. Useful Websites Notes Glossary Works Cited Index
JOHN C. McENROE is the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Arts at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He has worked in Crete for many years as a field archaeologist and excavation architect. His recent publications include Critical Perspectives in Art History (co-edited with Deborah Pokinski) and Pseira V: The Architecture of Pseira.
"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 largely informed by reflexive archaeological theory... 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... Architecture of Minoan Crete is a highly engaging and visually appealing volume that will make a handsome addition to any Aegeanist's library. The author's light narrative touch and his consideration of such a wide timeframe have culminated in a welcome general introduction to the subject." Frank Lynam, Archaeological Review from Cambridge