Urbanism in the Aegean Bronze Age (Sheffield Studies in by Keith Branigan

By Keith Branigan

One of many significant arenas of discussion in Aegean prehistory for the final 25 years has been state-formation and the emergence of civilization. necessarily, the method of urbanization has been one of many subject matters round which there was a lot dialogue. by contrast the character and personality of Bronze Age cities has been mostly neglected, fairly at a generalized point. Papers on prehistoric Aegean cities have frequently focussed on their structure and especially their elite or public structure and are usually limited to a unmarried city or perhaps a unmarried development. This quantity seeks to redress the stability and direct cognizance and notion not just to city settlements as a complete yet to their social and monetary roles, their demographic value and eventually to their personality and character.

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13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Amnisos Knossos Arkhanes Galatas Kastelli Pediadha Malia Priniatiko Pyrgos Gournia 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Plakoures Pseira Mochlos Petras Palaikastro Zakros Xerokampos Katelionas Aspects of Minoan Urbanism features of towns as outlined by Wirth and Trigger. Taking into account the evidence for 'service' provision, and particularly for administrative services, we have to suggest a slightly more complex structure. At the top are the large towns with major administrative /ceremonial buildings.

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