By Mieke Prent

This quantity files the advance of Cretan sanctuaries and linked cults from the top of the past due Bronze Age into the Archaic interval (c.1200–600 BC).
The ebook provides up to date web site catalogues and discusses routine sorts of sanctuaries, the historical past in their use and their spiritual and social capabilities, providing new insights into the interval as a whole.
Ancient Crete is called an island whose faith monitors a robust continuity with ‘Minoan’ traditions. The interval of 1200–600 BC generally, even if, is taken into account as one among profound socio-political and cultural swap. This examine explores the assumption of ‘continuity’ by way of detailing different methods and mechanisms desirous about the upkeep of older cult traditions and gives stability via putting the saw adjustments in cult customs and using sanctuaries within the broader context of societal swap.

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82 Renfrew 1985a, 13-16; id. 1985b, 394-95; see also De Polignac 1992, 114-15, 117. introduction 23 all those things they cannot interpret otherwise. However, the comparative method is justified—providing, of course, that it is combined with the other means of analysis discussed above—because it derives from the idea that religious ritual entails a departure from daily routine and an alteration of habitual behaviour and perception. It also underlines the importance of looking at whole contexts and using quantitative methods.

101 On the other end of the scale, things could be dedicated by virtue of their unusual or exotic character. ’ He gives examples of offerings of curious bits of stone, a strangely shaped shell and the ‘antlers of an Indian ant’. 102 Considering this variety, the fact that the same type of object could be dedicated on different occasions and for different reasons, and the sometimes particular (and peculiar) reasons for dedicating certain articles, the attempt to find meaningful patterns in ancient votive behaviour may seem speculative and—when based on archaeolog95 Van Straten 1981, 81, 88-104; id.

Perrot. ’14 The 19th century witnessed important advances in Cretan research, with interest in the island growing markedly. One factor which clearly was of influence was the island’s increasing political significance for the rest of the European world. With Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire imminent, Western attention also turned to Crete, where repeated insurrections indicated that many of the inhabitants were eager to throw off the Turkish yoke.

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