Dawn of Gods Minoan Crete Mycenaean Greece Homer Troy Agamemnon Minotaur 200 Pix

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123983802709 When ordering from the US, parcels may be subject to import tax and duty charges, which the buyer is responsible to pay. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Dawn of the Gods: Minoan and Mycenaean Origins of Greece by Jacquetta Hawkes, With Photographs by Dimitrios Harissiadis and other Illustrations. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 303 pages. Publisher: Random House; (1968). Size: 10¼ x 7¾ x 1¼ inches; 2¾ pounds. In this dramatic study of the beginnings of European history Jacquetta Hawkes considers the culture of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, finding in their union the source of Classical Greek culture. The extraordinary discoveries of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos and of Heinrich Schliemann at Mycenae are part of the theme, which touches on the Homeric epics, the fall of Troy, and the legend of the Minotaur. The Cretan bull-leapers, the snake goddesses, the gold “mask of Agamemnon”, and many other works of art are illustrated and interpreted. The essentially feminine character of Minoan Crete, with its palaces and gardens and its exquisite paintings, sculptures and ceramics, joins with the essentially masculine vigor of the Mycenaean kingdoms in the splendor of Bronze Age Greece. The poetry of Homer is seen as an element of continuity between this legendary period, which saw the dawn of the gods of Greece, and the golden age of Classical Greece, which witnessed the dawn of our own era. Profusely illustrated with nearly two hundred color and monochrome photographs by the brilliant Greek photographer Dimitrios Harrissiadis, “Dawn of the Gods” is an important book of profound interest as well as one of striking beauty. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Clean hardcover w/dustjacket. Random House (1968) 303 pages. Though the book appears to have been read more than once, the pages are nonetheless clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, and remain well bound. From the outside the book is clean, but the dustjacket and covers do evidence moderate edge and corner shelfwear. This is mostly in the form of rubbing to the dustjacket extremities, particularly the spine head and the upper "tips" (the upper open corners of both the front and back side of the dustjacket). There's also a 1 1/4 inch closed (neatly mended) edge tear to the upper edge of the back side of the dustjacket at the spine head, but it is neatly repaired and so not too prominent. Beneath the dustjacket the full cloth covers are clean, but evidence modest edge and corner shelfwear to the bottom edges. Given the shelf wear to the dustjacket and covers, and the fact that the book has clearly been read (and likely more than once, though clean and unmarked), the book lacks the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy". Nonetheless it is otherwise a clean and unmarked copy of a rather difficult to source title (in clean, superior condition). For those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, it's a solid, clean, presentable copy at an attractive price. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1427m. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs, including 44 color plates; many photos by Greek photographer Dimitrios Harissiadis. Index, bibliography, decorated endpapers. Jacquetta Hawkes, the distinguished archaeologist, historian, and author, holder of two degrees from Cambridge University, has done archaeological research and worked on excavations in Palestine, Britain, France and Ireland. As archaeological correspondent first of the London Observer and then of the London Sunday Times, she was able to visit many distant excavations. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: History of the European cultures of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, finding in their union the source of Classical Greek culture. Wide ranging, beautifully illustrated survey of the Minoan and Mycenuan cultures of the Greek Bronze Age. A beautifully illustrated book for students of ancient Greece. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: This is a book on early Greek and Minoan art which is well worth getting. There are many fine color and b/w photos of the various art relics from both these cultures heroic period ca 2000 - 1000 BC. In addition, the author has a lucid readable style both in describing the art as well as promoting the thesis that Homeric art was the result of a fusion "between the refined (feminine) Minoan art and barbaric (masculine) Mycenaean art." I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Publisher Random House (1968) 303 pages Provenance Minoan Crete Mycenaean Greece Format Hardcover with dustjacket Material Paper Length 303 pages Size Size: 10¼ x 7¾ x 1¼ inches; 2¾ pounds Publisher: Random House (1968) 303 pages, Provenance: Minoan Crete Mycenaean Greece, Format: Hardcover with dustjacket, Material: Paper, Length: 303 pages, Size: Size: 10¼ x 7¾ x 1¼ inches; 2¾ pounds

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