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All content of Opuscula 14 will be made available for free download in May 2022. Book reviews published with open access. Printed edition distributed by Eddy.se AB. Also available at Amazon.com, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Book reviews Gerald Cadogan (Independent scholar, United Kingdom) | P.M. Fischer & T. Bürge, Two Late Cypriot quarters at Hala Sultan Tekke: The Söderberg Expedition 2010–2017 (SIMA, 147), Uppsala: Astrom Editions 2018. xvi + 648 pp., 357 figs. and 148 tables. ISBN 978-91-981535-4-5. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-14-20 Vivi Saripanidi (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) | M. Blomberg, G. Nordquist, P. Roos, E. Rystedt & L. Werkström, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Sweden fascicule 5. Gustavianum—Uppsala University Museum, The Historical Museum at Lund University, The Cultural Museum of Southern Sweden, Lund, Malmö Art Museum, Lund fascicule 2—Uppsala fascicule 2, Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities 2020. 81 pp., 185 figs. and 24 pls. ISBN 978-91-88763-03-7. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-14-21 Vyron Antoniadis (National Hellenic Foundation, Greece) | N. Kourou & G. Bourogiannis, Ρυθμοί της Κυπριακής Κεραμικής. Σύντομη Επισκόπηση με βάση τη Συλλογή του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, Nicosia: Cyprus University Press 2019. 175 pp., 164 figs. ISBN 978-9925-553-22-8. https://doi.org/10.30549/opathrom-14-22 Kristian Göransson (University of Gothenburg,…

The function of the Minoan palaces

View record at WorldCat. The function of the Minoan palaces. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium at the Swedish Institute in Athens, 10–16 June, 1984 Edited by Robin Hägg & Nanno Marinatos Fourty-seven papers on the functions of the palace, the most characteristic phenomenon of the Minoan Bronze Age civilization in Crete, read at an international conference in Athens; the papers are followed by transcripts of the discussion of the symposium. The papers are arranged in eight groups, discussing (1) background (Near Eastern and Egyptian economy), parallels (Mycenaean palaces) and methodology; (2) the emergence of the Cretan palaces; (3) the relations of the palace with town and territory; (4) recent archaeological finds; (5) the palaces as ceremonial and religious centres; (6) the palaces as centres of trade and manufacture; (7) the administrative systems of the Minoans and Mycenaeans; and (8) the function of the frescoes in the palace. For James Walter Graham and to the memory of Spyridon Marinatos. Contents Preface (p. 9) Background and methodology Benjamin R. Foster | The Late Bronze Age palace economy: A view from the East (pp. 11–16) Wolfgang Helck | The dissolution of the palace economy in the Ramesside period (pp. 17–19) Klaus Kilian…