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Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess free pdf 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 neighbours. Rather than viewing Crete as the autochthonous ancestor of Greece's glory, Nanno Marinatos considers ancient Crete in the context of its powerful competitors to the east and south. Analyzing the symbols of the Minoan theocratic system and their similarities to those of Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt, 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 at the time Minoan civilization reached its peak. With more than two hundred illustrations, "Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess" delivers a comprehensive reading of Minoan art as a system of thought.

About Nanno Marinatos

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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Author : Nanno Marinatos
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Data Published : 25 August 2009
ISBN : 0252033922
EAN : 9780252033926
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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