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The Late Bronze Age Aegean in the Mediterranean World
This course offers an in-depth interpretative exploration within a chronological framework of the Late Bronze Age (i.e. ‘Mycenaean’) Aegean in its broader Mediterranean context, and follows on from ARCL3074 on the emergence of Aegean complex societies.
It will focus
primarily on the formation (during the Shaft Grave period) and nature of
Mycenaean palace-centred polities. Social structures, economic
organisation, and ritual and ideological dimensions are analysed through
material culture, art and deciphered Linear B text. It will also
consider interaction between the Aegean and societies in the east and
central Mediterranean, with a specific emphasis on Cyprus, the Levant,
Anatolia and Italy. The final part of the course covers the collapse of
these Aegean polities, the transition to the world of the Iron Age, and
the generation of Homeric epic.
- Code: ARCL3082
- Course unit value: 0.5
- Prerequisite: Previous attendance at course ARCL2022 (The prehistoric Mediterranean) would be an advantage.
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- Not running in 2015-16