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Description - The Origins of Greek Civilization by Chester G. Starr

When 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 Details

ISBN: 9780393307795
ISBN-10: 0393307794
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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