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Bryan E. Burns here offers a new understanding of the effects of Mediterranean trade on Mycenaean Greece by considering the possibilities represented by the traded objects themselves in their Mycenaean contexts. A range of imported artefacts were distinguished by their precious material, uncommon style, and foreign writing, signalling their status as tangible evidence of connections beyond the Aegean. The consumption of these exotic symbols spread beyond the highest levels of society and functioned as symbols of external power sources. Burns argues that the consumption of exotic items thus enabled the formation of alternate identities symbolising resistance to palatial power.
|Utgitt||2012||Forfatter||Bryan E. Burns|
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||246||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,1cm|
|Vekt||410 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Classical Greek & Roman archaeology|