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Bronze Age Greece

John Bennet

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780195188318
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195188318.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Bronze Age Greece

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This chapter examines the history of state formation in ancient Greece during the Bronze Age, providing an overview of the nature of the Minoan states and the extent of control exercised by Mycenaean states. It describes the key features of the states in the Mycenaean period, which include state structure and organization, palatial centers, military organization, economic organization and administration, and systems of communication and representation.

Keywords: state formation; ancient Greece; Bronze Age; Minoan states; Mycenaean states; state structure; state organization; military organization; economic organization; economic administration

Article.  10762 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Greek History ; Classical History ; Greek and Roman Law

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