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Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess A Near Eastern Koine by Nanno Marinatos
  

Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess A Near Eastern Koine

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Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess A Near Eastern Koine by Nanno Marinatos

Ancient Minoan culture has been typically viewed as an ancestor of classical Greek civilization, but this book shows that Minoan Crete was on the periphery of a powerfully dynamic cultural interchange with its neighbors. Analyzing the symbols of the Minoan theocratic system and their similarities to those of Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt, Nanno Marinatos unlocks many Minoan visual riddles and establishes what she calls a cultural koine, or standard set of cultural assumptions, that circulated throughout the Near East and the eastern Mediterranean. With more than 150 illustrations, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess delivers a comprehensive reading of Minoan art as a system of thought.

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A well-written and richly informed work, which forcefully reasserts the validity of the ways eminent scholars, going back to the early work of Sir Arthur Evans more than a century ago, thought. In many ways it is a tour de force of scholarship, embodying new insights and illuminating points of detail. --Times Literary Supplement, Colin Renfrew An exhilarating book, breezily written with a hands-on approach to the material. --Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections


About the Author

Nanno Marinatos is a professor and the department head of classics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of Minoan Religion: Ritual, Image, and Symbol and other books.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Nanno Marinatos

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Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Format

Hardback
280 pages

Categories


European history

ISBN

9780252033926

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