Power and ritual in Neopalatial Crete: a regional comparison

@article{Adams2004PowerAR,
  title={Power and ritual in Neopalatial Crete: a regional comparison},
  author={Ellen Elizabeth Adams},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={26 - 42}
}
  • E. Adams
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • History
  • World Archaeology
Ritual provides the forum for both the expression of cultural identities and the articulation of social strategies. Studies that analyse ritual sites and artefacts in isolation fail to recognize this tension fully, and also tend to assume a sharp distinction between ‘religious’ rituals and ‘non-religious’ rituals. This article seeks to shed new light on the relationship between power and ritual in Neopalatial Crete (c. 1700–1450 bc), by analysing the distribution of objects of dedication across… Expand
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