Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth

Minotaur Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth The intrepid Englishman who shaped the way we think about Europe and the Middle East Sir Arthur Evans was the diminutive fiery archaeologist who at an excavation in Knossos in discovered what

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  • Title: Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth
  • Author: Joseph Alexander MacGillivray
  • ISBN: 9780809030354
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The intrepid Englishman who shaped the way we think about Europe and the Middle East Sir Arthur Evans was the diminutive, fiery archaeologist who, at an excavation in Knossos in 1900, discovered what he called the Palace of Minos and presented to the world his stunning re creation of Minoan civilization This is the first biography of a flamboyant and very influential manThe intrepid Englishman who shaped the way we think about Europe and the Middle East Sir Arthur Evans was the diminutive, fiery archaeologist who, at an excavation in Knossos in 1900, discovered what he called the Palace of Minos and presented to the world his stunning re creation of Minoan civilization This is the first biography of a flamboyant and very influential man written by a scholar with unparalleled expertise in the archaeology of Crete When Evans went to Greece after a mediocre career as a journalist in the Balkans, Heinrich Schliemann had recently uncovered what he claimed were Troy and Mycenae, famed cities of Homer Evans, too, wanted to verify the factual basis for the myths that meant most to him He found what he was looking for in Crete he believed he located the origin of tree and pillar worship, at the heart of Teutonic mythology in Europe but somehow linked to an early cult of the Greek god Zeus Joseph Alexander MacGillivray shows that Evans in fact anticipated what he found Evans s Minoans were perfect Victorians a peaceful, literate, aesthetic, just society where wise men held political office and powerful women ruled the people s hearts Yet Knossos was not simply a lucky find, and MacGillivray shows Evans was a heroic figure struggling with many central themes concerning the origins of civilization He concludes with his own assessment of our current knowledge about ancient Crete.

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    1. My son gave me a copy of this book (which predisposed me to it) and I have to admit I found it pretty readable. Arthur Evans was a powerhouse on many levels: he came from an extraordinarily privileged and wealthy background (his father was also a passionate proto-archeologist). The book describes many of Evans' passions--which included Serbian and Slavic autonomy as well as his better known Archaeology: and he seems to have had an impact on the eventual creation and extent of Yugoslavia as it ca [...]

    2. Unfortunately, extremely dry and very hard to read. And the title is a misnomer - there's very little about the Minotaur. It's about Arthur Evans, starting with the birth of his grandfather 120 years before the discovery of Knossos. Which is a real shame, because there was a lot of information in it that was very interesting, especially examples elaborating on who Sir Arthur Evans was.The pluses: MacGillivray certainly knows what he's talking about, and I really liked his angle. He did a great j [...]

    3. MacGillivray expertly uses the life of Arthur Evans - a prominent figure in early archaeology - to bring to life the wider context of the development of the profession of archaeology.Hard to put down, this compelling book would be enjoyable to anyone with even a passing interest in archaeology, Knossos and/or the life of Evans. Taking the reader through both the ancient and (relatively) modern history of Crete, it is very accessible to the layperson and not at all dry or overly academic.MacGilli [...]

    4. Great read. The story of Sir Arthur Evans and his discoveries at Knossos, taking into account his own personal history and the contemporary social currents that shaped him and his manipulations of what he found in Crete.

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