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In Search of the Labyrinth: The Cultural Legacy of Minoan Crete

In Search of the Labyrinth: The Cultural Legacy of Minoan Crete
Nicoletta Momigliano

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But arguably it was the sensational discoveries in the early twentieth century of Sir Arthur Evans and other archaeologists on Crete that more completely revolutionized understandings of prehistory. The ancient civilization Evans found on the island was dubbed 'Minoan', after the legendary King Minos; and ever since - whether they be RG Collingwood or Gordon Childe, Giorgio de Chirico or Pablo Picasso, Robert Graves or Mary Renault - classicists, archaeologists, artists and writers have alike been captivated by the Minoans. From appropriations by European intellectuals to feminist identifications with the Mother Goddess, Nicoletta Momigliano here offers the most complete history of the rediscovery of Minoan culture and its reception from Evans to the present day. She situates Bronze Age Crete and its material remains in a broad intellectual context, exploring in depth the enduring imaginative legacy of the Minoan civilization.

Author Info

Nicoletta Momigliano is Reader in Aegean Prehistory at the University of Bristol. A leading figure in Mediterranean Bronze Age studies, her previous books include Knossos: A Labyrinth of History (1994), Archaeology and European Modernity: Producing and Consuming the 'Minoans' (edited with Y Hamilakis, 2006), Knossos Pottery Handbook (2007) and Bronze Age Carian Iasos (2012).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Library of Classical Studies

Hardback
ISBN: 9781784538545
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 40 black and white illustrations

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