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Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell (Hesperia Supplement 42)

Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell (Hesperia Supplement 42)

By: Anna Lucia D'Agata (editor), Aleydis van de Moortel (editor), M. B. Richard (editor)Paperback

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Intended as a tribute to a pioneer in the field of Cretan cult study, 28 of Geraldine Gesell's former students and colleagues present aspects of ritual and religion on Crete. In a variety of approaches the discourse ranges in time from the Iron Age to the Bronze Age and in subject matter from cult practices to sacred landscapes. A combined bibliography provides a useful reference tool for a survey of literature on the subject.

About Author

Anna Lucia D'Agata is Senior Research Fellow at the Istituto di Studi sulle Civilta dell'Egeo e del Vicino Oriente, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome. Aleydis Van de Moortel is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Tennessee.

Contents

How Many Archaeologies of Cult? (Anna Lucia D'Agata); Gods in the House? Religious Rituals in the Settlements of South Central Crete (Joanne Murphy); Structured Deposition as Ritual Action at Knossos (Eleni Hatzaki); Special, Ritual, or Cultic: A Case Study from Malia (Pascal Darcque and Aleydis Van de Moortel); Tree Tugging and Omphalos Hugging on Minoan Gold Rings (John Younger); "Why All This about Oak or Stone?": Trees and Boulders in Minoan Religion (Lucy Goodison); Harvest Rites and Corn Dollies in the Bronze Age Aegean (Anaya Sarpaki); Cult Activity at Malia in the Protopalatial Period (Jean-Claude Poursat); Does the Widespread Cult Activity at Palaikastro Call for a Special Explanation? (Timothy Cunningham and Hugh Sackett); Rethinking the Tomb of the Double Axes at Isopata, Knossos (Lucia Alberti); Domestic Shrines in Late Minoan IIIA2-Late Minoan IIIC Crete: Fact or Fiction? (Birgitta Hallager); Goddesses for "Gene"? The Late Minoan IIIC Shrine at Halasmenos, Ierapetra (Metaxia Tsipopoulou); Ritual Activity at Karphi: A Reappraisal (Leslie Preston Day); From Kavousi Vronda to Dreros: Architecture and Display in Cretan Cult Buildings (Nancy Klein and Kevin Glowacki); Additions to the Corpus of Early Cretan Figurines: Was There a Nude Goddess in Early Minoan Crete? (Philip Betancourt); Configuring the Individual: Bodies of Figurines in Minoan Crete (Christine Morris); A Neopalatial Shrine Model from the Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Gournos Krousonas (George Rethemiotakis); Tubular Stands in Neopalatial Crete (Gerald Cadogan); Does Size Matter? Miniature Pottery Vessels in Minoan Peak Sanctuaries (Iphiyenia Tournavitou); The Survival of the Goddess with Upraised Arms: Early Iron Age Representations and Contexts (Mieke Prent); Environmental Change and Minoan Sacred Landscapes (Jennifer Moody); The Topography of Minoan Peak Sanctuaries Revisited (Alan Peatfield); Juktas and Kofinas: Two Ritual Landscapes Out of the Ordinary (Steven Soetens); Investigating Minoan Sacred Landscapes (Lucia Nixon); The Chimera of Continuity: What Would "Continuity of Cult" Actually Demonstrate (James Whitley).

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  • ISBN13: 9780876615423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780876615423
  • ISBN10: 0876615426

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