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The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
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1. Background, sources, and methods Cynthia Shelmerdine; 2. The early bronze age in Greece Daniel Pullen; 3. The early bronze age in the Cyclades Cyprian Broodbank; 4. Early prepalatial Crete David Wilson; 5. Protopalatial Crete: a. Formation of the palaces Sturt W. Manning; b. The material culture Carl Knappett; 6. The material culture of neopalatial Crete John Younger and Paul Rehak; 7. Minoan culture: religion, burial customs, administration John Younger and Paul Rehak; 8. Minoan Crete and the Aegean Islands Jack L. Davis; 9. Minoan trade Philip P. Betancourt; 10. Early Mycenaean Greece James Clinton Wright; 11. Mycenaean art and architecture Janice L. Crowley; 12. Mycenaean states: A. Economy and administration Cynthia W. Shelmerdine and John Bennet; B. LM II-IIIB Laura Preston; 13. Burial customs: A. Death and the Mycenaeans William Cavanagh; B. Mycenaean religion Thomas G. Palaima; 14. Mycenaean Greece, the Aegean and Beyond Christopher Mee; 15. Decline, destruction, aftermath Sigrid Deger-Jalkotzy.

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This Companion covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece and the Aegean Islands from c. 3000-1100 BCE.

About the Author

Cynthia Shelmerdine is the Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin. A scholar of Aegean Bronze Age archaeology and Mycenaean Greek language, history, and society, she has worked in the field with the University of Minnesota Messenia Expedition, the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project, and currently the Iklaina Archaeological Project. She is the author of many publications on Mycenaean culture.

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'This book, written by well-known experts who are good at explaining, is almost as up-to-date as any such book can be and will meet most needs, while suggesting where to read further.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review
'... one of the best regional accounts of the origins of complex societies worldwide.' Nature
"...archaeologist Cynthia Shelmerdine and her co-authors synthesize a huge specialized literature on the lands and islands of the Aegean between 3000 bc and 1070 bc. The book offers one of the best regional accounts of the origins of complex societies worldwide." Jared Diamond, Nature

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