Power Relations in Minoan Palatial Towns: an Analysis of Neopalatial Knossos and Malia

@article{Adams2004PowerRI,
  title={Power Relations in Minoan Palatial Towns: an Analysis of Neopalatial Knossos and Malia},
  author={E. Adams},
  journal={Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={191-222}
}
  • E. Adams
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
The palatial towns of Knossos and Malia offer good comparable evidence for an investigation into how we can reconstruct prehistoric urban power relations. The author builds upon recent work on heterarchies and factional competition, but argues that, in the case of Neopalatial Crete, it is better to retain the term ‘hierarchy’ and introduce a more sophisticated approach to power relations than that offered by the traditional hierarchical model. This approach emphasises the need to contextualise… Expand
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