Tablets and Territories? Reconstructing Late Minoan IB Political Geography through Undeciphered Documents

  title={Tablets and Territories? Reconstructing Late Minoan IB Political Geography through Undeciphered Documents},
  author={Ilse Schoep},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={201 - 221}
  • Ilse Schoep
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
In this article I explore the political geography of Neopalatial Crete through a multidisciplinary analysis of Late Minoan IB administrative documents. These documents testify to the existence of two levels in Minoan administration, a local level, represented by Linear A tablets, and a regional level, embodied by sealed documents. Both tablets and sealed documents reflect a considerable degree of regionalism, an observation that does not corroborate the thesis that LM IB Crete was a centralized… 
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