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Early Greece: The Bronze and Archaic Ages By Moses I. Finley,

  • Title: Early Greece: The Bronze and Archaic Ages
  • Author: Moses I. Finley
  • ISBN: 9780393300512
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • M I Finley here reconstructs the preliterary background to Greek civilization by an examination of recent archeological discoveries and a critical reappraisal of older archeological evidence He discusses the problems that dependence on such evidence poses for the historian, for, although archeology reveals changes and even cataclysms, it rarely allows us than a rM I Finley here reconstructs the preliterary background to Greek civilization by an examination of recent archeological discoveries and a critical reappraisal of older archeological evidence He discusses the problems that dependence on such evidence poses for the historian, for, although archeology reveals changes and even cataclysms, it rarely allows us than a restricted view of a society under normal conditions He points out the difficulties in reconciling the mythological evidence and the archeological, particularly in Crete and Troy, and analyzes and distinguishes the elements of historic fact and legend in the Iliad and Odyssey.
    Early Greece The Bronze and Archaic Ages M I Finley here reconstructs the preliterary background to Greek civilization by an examination of recent archeological discoveries and a critical reappraisal of older archeological evidence He discus

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    1. Cet ouvrage pr sente une large part d histoire de la Gr ce antique ant rieur l ge classique l ge du bronze, puis du fer On peut s parer l ouvrage en deux parties parties principales La premi re traite de toute la p riode ant rieure l invention de l criture, et qui est la plus difficile comprendre, du fait la pauvret en mat riaux intelligibles, si ce n est des ruines et vestiges pars C est la partie que j ai trouv e la plus int ressante, car l auteur explique assez bien les difficult s rencontr e [...]

    2. Not too much to say here no doubt this is slightly out of date, but Finley is so cautious he s perfectly willing to say that we don t know this or that, rather than make uneducated guesses that I doubt he steers us wrong too much Otherwise, this is an ideal book on ancient Greece for me personally, since I can t handle the self congratulatory liberal cheer leading that goes on every time anyone talks about classical Greece This book ends before classical Greece Q.E.D.

    3. A clear and concise introduction on Early Greece, written by the late Moses Finley Originally published in 1970, the book obviously has become somewhat outdated, which is the sole reason for my relatively low rating In less than 150 pages of text, the reader is introduced to the Aegean Bronze Age, starting ca 3000 BC, the so called Dark Age Early Iron Age , and finally the Archaic period A historian by training, Finley is clearly at home with the Archaic period than the Bronze Age, and much of [...]

    4. I suspect if you left out all the detailed descriptions of site surveys and pottery fragments in other books on the ancient world, you d end up with a book about this size 140 pages providing an overview of Greek and pre Greek Aegean cultures.One possible issue for the lay reader is that Finley s interpretation may not agree with that of other scholars The thing I remember offhand is that the volcanic explosion of Thera had nothing to do with the end of Minoan civilization But this book was writ [...]

    5. This was a rather quick lecture about archaic Greece I liked that questions were raised who lived first on Greek soil and who the greek settlers were and where they came from The book stayed specific on a few topics and did not thrive to explain the two ages profoundly I was thus left wanting information this book could not give Still it was a good read with interesting ideas and thoughts.

    6. Small book which gives a very brief overview of the Bronze Age Some good information on Knossos and the poalace culture of Mycenae.

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