By Mieke Prent

This quantity files the improvement of Cretan sanctuaries and linked cults from the tip of the overdue Bronze Age into the Archaic interval (c.1200–600 BC).

The e-book offers updated web site catalogues and discusses routine kinds of sanctuaries, the historical past in their use and their non secular and social services, supplying new insights into the interval as an entire.

historic Crete is called an island whose faith screens a robust continuity with ‘Minoan’ traditions. The interval of 1200–600 BC typically, in spite of the fact that, is taken into account as certainly one of profound socio-political and cultural swap. This examine explores the belief of ‘continuity’ via detailing different techniques and mechanisms excited about the upkeep of older cult traditions and offers stability via putting the saw adjustments in cult customs and using sanctuaries within the broader context of societal switch.

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