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Title Urbanism in the Aegean Bronze Age / edited by Keith Branigan
Published London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 181 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Sheffield studies in Aegean archaeology ; 4
Sheffield studies in Aegean archaeology ; 4
Contents Settlement nucleation. Nucleation and dispersal in Neolithic and early Helladic Laconia / Christopher Mee -- Urbanism in Minoan Crete. From sites to communities : defining the human dimensions of Minoan urbanism / Todd Whitelaw ; Aspects of Minoan urbanism / Keith Branigan ; History and hierarchy : preliminary observations on the settlement pattern in Minoan Crete / Jan Driessen ; Variations on a theme : divergence in settlement patterns and spatial organization in the Far East of Crete during the proto- and neopalatial periods / Tim Cunnigham ; Managing the hinterland : the rural concerns of urban administration / Isle Schoep -- Urbanism in Mycenaean Greece. Plotting fragments : a preliminary assessment of the middle Helladic settlement in Boeotian Thebes / Anastasia Dakouri-Hild ; Empty space : courts and squares in Mycenaean towns / William Cavanagh ; Not the Palace of Nestor : the development of the "lower town" and other non-palatial settlements in LBA Messenia / John Bennet and Cynthia Shelmerdine ; "Under the sceptre of Agamemnon" : the view from the hinterlands of Mycenae / John Cherry and Jack Davis ; Exploring the patterns of power in the Bronze Age settlements of northern Greece / Stelios Andreou -- Appendices. The floor area of 207 Minoan houses / Todd Whitelaw ; Recent references to Bronze Age roads in the Aegean / William Cavanagh
Summary State-formation and the emergence of civilization have been two of the major arenas of debate in Aegean prehistory for the last twenty five years. The process of urbanization has therefore been at the forefront of scholarly debate. Bronze Age towns, however, have largely been ignored, particularly at a generalized level. Research has usually focused on their architecture, and particularly their elite or public architecture, rather than their general nature and character, and many studies have been restricted to a single town or even a single building. This volume redresses the balance and draws attention and thought not only to urban settlements as a whole but to their social and economic roles, their demographic significance and ultimately to their character and personality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Bronze age -- Aegean Sea Region.
Minoïsche cultuur.
Myceense cultuur.
Stedelijke ontwikkeling.
Ägäische Kultur
Bronze age.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Europe -- Aegean Sea Region.
Sheffield <2000>
Form Electronic book
Author Branigan, Keith.
Round Table on Aegean Archaeology (5th : 2000 : Sheffield, England)
ISBN 0567608085