The Origins of Greek Civilization
By (author) Chester G. Starr
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Origins of Greek Civilization by Chester G. Starr
Book DescriptionWhen the great citadel of Mycenae, then the center of the Aegean world, went up in flames about 1100 B.C., what followed was a "dark age" that left no written records. But rich archaeological records show conclusively that there was a radical discontinuity between Mycenaean-Minoan culture and Greek civilization. Chester G. Starr argues that true Greek civilization was swiftly and spontaneously generated in a remarkably autonomous renaissance during the two centuries from 850 to 650 B.C. Supporting his thesis with archaeological evidence previously unavailable to historians, he offers a masterly reconstruction of an obscure and important period of Greek history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393307795
(211mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chester G. Starr
History of the Ancient World, Hardback (March 1991)
A classic survey of history from the beginnings of humankind to the fall of the Roman Empire, Starr's A History of the Ancient World makes the latest scholarship available to the general reader in a lively and accessible way.
Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History, Paperback (February 1989)
This volume contains a survey of the various attempts to control the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. The author demonstrates that control of the seas was not always a strategic necessity in the ancient world.
Individual and Community, Hardback (August 1986)View all books by Chester G. Starr
In this study, the first systematic exploration of the forces that created the political framework for Greek civilization, Starr shows how the Greeks emerged from a Homeric world of individuals to the polis of 500 BC.
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