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

Quentin Letesson and Carl Knappett


Minoan Crete is rightly famous for its idiosyncratic architecture, as well as its palaces and towns such as Knossos, Malia, Gournia, and Palaikastro. Indeed, these are often described as the first urban settlements of Bronze Age Europe. However, we still know relatively little about the dynamics of these early urban centres. How did they work? What role did the palaces have in their towns, and the towns in their landscapes? It might seem that with such richly documented architectural remains these questions would have been answered long ago. Yet, analysis has mostly found itself confined to b ... More

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793625.001.0001


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Quentin Letesson, editor

Carl Knappett, editor

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