The Mycenaean World
By (author) John Chadwick
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Mycenaean World by John Chadwick
Book DescriptionIn 1952 the decipherment of the Linear B script suddenly revealed the Greekness of Mycenaean Greece. Now, after new discoveries and more than 20 years of intensive work, scholars are able to interpret the written documents and reconstruct from them a vivid picture of life in this remote period, in a way which is impossible from archaeology alone. John Chadwick, who assisted Ventris in the original decipherment, has played a major part in these advances. He now summarizes the results of research and in so doing opens the door to a new world, Mycenaean Greece seen through the eyes of its inhabitants. The tablets may be only, as he describes them, 'the account books of anonymous clerks', but from these prosaic documents he shows how we can infer a bronze industry, foreign slave-women, or even human sacrifice. Not least important is the comparison of the newly available data with the Homeric account, much to the detriment of Homer's credibility as a witness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521290371
(254mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Chadwick
Documents in Mycenaean Greek, Paperback (May 2015)
In this second edition of Documents in Mycenaean Greek, Chadwick examines how the study of the subject has expanded since 1953.
Decipherment of Linear B, Paperback (May 2014)
Revealing the secrets of Linear B uncovers fascinating details of an ancient civilisation.
Knossos Tablets, Paperback (October 2011)
Originally published in 1971, this is the important fourth edition of scholarly research into the Linear B tablets from Knossos.
Proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium on Mycenaean Studies, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by John Chadwick
The papers presented at he fourth in the series of international colloquia on Mycenaean Studies held in Cambridge in April 1965.
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