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By John C. McEnroe

Ever on account that Sir Arthur Evans first excavated on the website of the Palace at Knossos within the early 20th century, students and viewers were interested in the structure of Bronze Age Crete. a lot of the charm comes from the geographical and old area of expertise of the island. Equidistant from Europe, the center East, and Africa, Minoan Crete is at the moving conceptual border among East and West, and chronologically suspended among heritage and prehistory. during this culturally dynamic context, structure supplied greater than actual shield; it embodied which means. structure used to be a medium wherein Minoans built their notions of social, ethnic, and ancient id: the structures let us know approximately how the Minoans observed themselves, and the way they desired to be visible by means of others.

Architecture of Minoan Crete is the 1st accomplished research of the total variety of Minoan architecture—including homes, palaces, tombs, and cities—from 7000 BC to 1100 BC. John C. McEnroe synthesizes the huge literature on Minoan Crete, with specific emphasis at the vital discoveries of the earlier 20 years, to supply an up to date account of Minoan structure. His obtainable writing variety, skillful architectural drawings of homes and palaces, web site maps, and colour pictures make this publication inviting for common readers and viewers to Crete, in addition to scholars.

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