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Kohlhammer, W., GmbH
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Urban-Taschenbücher (Nr. 728)
It was on the island of Crete that the first advanced civilization on European soil emerged, around 2000 BCE & a fact that is still astonishing for modern observers and poses numerous puzzles for scholarship. The Minoans built monumental palaces in a region that was threatened by earthquakes, developed various writing systems, decorated their rooms with magnificent murals, promoted arts and crafts, and dominated the Aegean Sea with their ships. This book presents the success story of this island people, their social structure and their formative influence on the Mediterranean world, providing not only a very up-to-date academic textbook for students, but also an exciting read for discerning laypersons and lovers of Crete.
Prof. Dr. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos teaches Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg.