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The politics of storage : storage and sociopolitical complexity in neopalatial Crete /
by Kostandinos S. Christakis.
imprint
Philadelphia : INSTAP Academic Press, c2008.
description
xviii, 183 p.
ISBN
1931534500 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781931534505 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Philadelphia : INSTAP Academic Press, c2008.
isbn
1931534500 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781931534505 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6730515
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Politics of Storage: Storage and Sociopolitical Complexity in Neopalatial Crete, offers a thorough evaluation and analysis of the role pithoi and storage in Neopalatial Crete...This analysis offers a number of new insights into the workings of the Neopalatial economy, and even its demise.'
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This study reassesses the intrinsic relationship between storage and sociopolitical complexity by combining testimonies on the storage of staples from palatial, nonpalatial elite, and ordinary domestic contexts dated to the LM I period.
Long Description
The storage of staples and its importance for the functioning of Cretan Bronze Age society has become an active topic of debate. This study reassesses the intrinsic relationship between storage and sociopolitical complexity by combining testimonies on the storage of staples from palatial, nonpalatial elite, and ordinary domestic contexts dated to the LM I period. The main goals are (1) to examine a wide range of information concerned with the storage of staples; (2) to develop a comprehensive model to explain how storage strategies operate within LM I societies; and (3) to infer sociopolitical and socio-economic levels of interaction among the different social sectors operating within LM I societies (mainly LM IB societies).
Table of Contents
Contents
Introduction
From Storage Implements to Subsistence Autarkies: A Framework for Interpreting the Archaeological Record
Palatial Storage Practices
Domestic and Nonpalatial Elite Storerooms Described
Storage Behaviors and Subsistence Autarkies in the Nonpalatial Sector of LM I Societies
Storage and Sociopolitical Dynamics in LM I State Societies
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