Kyriakidis, E. (2006) Ritual in the Aegean: The Minoan Peak Sanctuaries. Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd , London, UK, 224 pp. ISBN 0715632485.
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The function of this monograph is dual. Firstly it creates a methodology on how to identify ritual in prehistoric archaeology, and identifies the limitations of any such identification. It also proposes an avenue to explore the politics of ritual, without need for any elaborate further reconstructions, by assessing the establishment of ritual and looking at ritual institutions. This theoretical framework is then put to the test with the Minoan Peak Sanctuary material. In essence this is the first book dedicated exclusively to the material of the Peak Sanctuaries, and in doing so it takes nothing for granted. The second large contribution, beyond the theoretical, is the tracing of the role that the Peak Sanctuaries played in Minoan ideology, society, economics and politics through the ages.
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Maureen Nunn|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2007 18:51|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1318 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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