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Economics of Religion in the Mycenaean World: Resources Dedicated to Religion in the Mycenaean Palace Economy (Hardback)

Lisa Bendall

Edité par Oxford University School of Archaeology, United Kingdom, 2007
ISBN 10: 1905905025 / ISBN 13: 9781905905027
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Titre : Economics of Religion in the Mycenaean World...

Éditeur : Oxford University School of Archaeology, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Mycenaean Linear B tablets include numerous references to religion, such as details of offerings, banqueting foodstuffs or land-tenure relating to cult personnel. While contributing significantly to our understanding of early Greek religion, the documents are exclusively economic and administrative records and the limitations of such sources have long been recognised. Few attempts have been made, however, to analyse the purely economic information about religion we do have in Linear B. Such analysis is essential to understanding the place of religion in Mycenaean palace society. This book asks a simple but important question: What proportion of the resources available to the palaces was directed towards support for religion? Price approx. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781905905027

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Synopsis : The Mycenaean Linear B tablets include numerous references to religion, such as details of offerings, banqueting foodstuffs or land-tenure relating to cult personnel. While contributing significantly to our understanding of early Greek religion, the documents are exclusively economic and administrative records and the limitations of such sources have long been recognised. Few attempts have been made, however, to analyse the purely economic information about religion we do have in Linear B. Such analysis is essential to understanding the place of religion in Mycenaean palace society. This book asks a simple question: What proportion of the resources available to the palaces was directed towards support for religion?

Critique: In this publication, [Bendall] has done Aegean prehistory a huge service... anyone who reads Bendalls book will agree on its value, meticulous attention to detail, and engaging reanalysis. I very much look forward to the next installment.'--Michael L. Galaty"American Journal Of Archaeology" (01/01/0001)

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