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Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses” examines the artistically and symbolically dense rituals of the ancient Minoans which often focused on nature goddesses and sacred trees and flowers. Ring ... More


Architecture: Building Dynamics at the Micro-Scale

Quentin Letesson and Carl Knappett

in Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198793625
eISBN:
9780191917127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793625.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

In this section we tackle individual buildings. For domestic structures, the scale is that of the household, whereas for more monumental buildings—such as the palaces or the so-called ... More


Best Laid Plans: An Archaeology of Architectural Anomalies in Bronze Age Crete

Tim Cunningham

in Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198793625
eISBN:
9780191917127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793625.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Approaches to Minoan architecture (Graham 1962; Preziosi 1983; Hitchcock 2000; Shaw 2009, 2015; Letesson 2009; McEnroe 2010) have focused on its positive qualities, and since Evans’s excavations in ... More


Architectural Energetics and Late Bronze Age Cretan Architecture: Measuring the Scale of Minoan Building Projects

Maud Devolder

in Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198793625
eISBN:
9780191917127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793625.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

It may appear to be asking too much of archaeological evidence to attempt an assessment of the scale of Minoan building projects, their impact on communities, or the role of the labour-time needed ... More


Copper and Bronze, 3000 BC–1500 BC

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The development of prehistoric societies has always been viewed from one of two perspectives: a diffusionist approach, now largely out of fashion, which attributes the arrival of new styles and ... More


The Akrotiri Uprising

Michael Llewellyn-Smith

in Venizelos: The Making of a Greek Statesman 1864-1914

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197586495
eISBN:
9780197610824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197586495.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter describes the progressive break down of order and increase in intercommunal violence in 1895-7, leading to a form of autonomy. As the situation deteriorated the Powers (Britain, France, ... More


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