Mycenaean Civilization

An Annotated Bibliography through 2002, rev. ed.

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About the Book

Classical Greeks considered the Mycenaean civilization to be the basis of their glorious and heroic heritage, but its material existence was not confirmed until the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann in the late nineteenth century. In the ensuing years, as with the field of archaeology in general, emphasis has shifted from revealing monuments and finding treasure to dealing with less glamorous, more scientifically-oriented investigations concerning aspects such as social and political organization, economic functions and settlement patterns.
With its more than 2000 entries, this reference work serves as both an introduction to and a summary of the study of ancient Mycenaean civilization. Considerably expanded from the first edition, there are 500 new entries representing materials published since 1991. The largest part of the book is made up of annotated bibliography entries arranged topically with introductory material for each section. The book also includes a general introduction to Mycenaean civilization, a glossary, and author, place and subject indexes.

About the Author(s)

Bryan Feuer is an emeritus lecturer in humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research interests include the Aegean Bronze Age, archaeological borders, regional analysis, cultural contact and interaction and ceramic analysis. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Italy and the U.S. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

Bibliographic Details

Bryan Feuer
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 387
Bibliographic Info: maps, glossary, indexes
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1748-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-2698-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      3

1 MYCENAEN CIVILIZATION: GENERAL WORKS

General Summaries 25

Bibliographies 27

History of Mycenaean Research 29

Biographies 30

Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia 31

Environment 36

Language 40

Chronology 46

Tradition and Historical Evidence 52

2 CULTURAL HISTORY AND SOCIETY

Cultural Evolution and Development 62

Economic Organization 83

Subsistence 113

Demography and Population 119

Physical Anthropology 119

Political Organization 120

External Contacts 133

Religion 159

Social Organization and Structure 180

Settlement Patterns 188

3 MATERIAL CULTURE

Art 196

Architecture 201

Painting 212

Sculpture 218

Pottery 219

Metalwork 240

Lithics 249

Chariots 250

Sealstones 251

Jewelry 256

Amber 258

Faience 259

Glass 259

Ivory 260

Shell 261

Textiles 261

Wood 261

4 INTELLECTUAL LIFE

Linear B 263

Mathematics 279

Medicine 281

Literature 281

Music 282

5 NEW DIRECTIONS 283

6 REGIONAL SYNTHESES AND SITE REPORTS

Gazetteers 287

Regional Syntheses 287

Site Reports 293
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Glossary      343

Author Index      347

Place Name Index      355

Subject Index      362

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—ARBA; “annotations are thorough…Feuer, a university lecturer who has done a fieldwork in Greece, knows his subject, and it is reflected in this detailed bibliography…useful”—Reference Reviews.