Minoan Earthquakes

Minoan Earthquakes

Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity

Édité par Simon Jusseret, Manuel Sintubin

Interdisciplinary study on the role of earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean
Does the "Minoan myth" still stand up to scientific scrutiny? Since the work of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos (Crete, Greece), the romanticized vision of the Cretan Bronze Age as an era of peaceful prosperity only interrupted by the catastrophic effects of natural disasters has captured the popular and scientific imagination. Its impact on the development of archaeology, archaeoseismology, and earthquake geology in the eastern Mediterranean is considerable. Yet, in spite of more than a century of archaeological explorations on the island of Crete, researchers still do not have a clear understanding of the effects of earthquakes on Minoan society. This volume, gathering the contributions of Minoan archaeologists, geologists, seismologists, palaeoseismologists, geophysicists, architects, and engineers, provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary appraisal of the role of earthquakes in Minoan society and in Minoan archaeology – what we know, what are the remaining issues, and where we need to go.

Contributors: Tim Cunningham (Université catholique de Louvain), Jan Driessen (Université catholique de Louvain), Charalampos Fassoulas (Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete), Christoph Grützner (RWTH Aachen University, University of Cambridge), Susan E. Hough (U.S. Geological Survey), Simon Jusseret (The University of Texas at Austin, Université catholique de Louvain), Colin F. Macdonald (The British School at Athens), Jack Mason (RWTH Aachen University), James P. McCalpin (GEO-HAZ Consulting Inc.), Floyd W. McCoy (University of Hawaii – Windward), Clairy Palyvou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos (National Observatory of Athens), Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen University), Manuel Sintubin (KU Leuven), Jeffrey S. Soles (University of North Carolina – Greensboro), Rhonda Suka (Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii), Eleftheria Tsakanika (National Technical University of Athens), Thomas Wiatr (RWTH Aachen University, German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy).

Titre Minoan Earthquakes
Sous-titre Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity
Édité par Simon Jusseret, Manuel Sintubin
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques NAT009000 NATURE / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
HIS002010 HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
BIC Classifications thématiques HD Archaeology
RBC Volcanology & seismology
HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Dewey (abrégé) 551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology
938 History of ancient world; Greece
Date de première publication du titre 30 avril 2017
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: J
Support Livre relié
Nb de pages
ISBN-10 9462701059
ISBN-13 9789462701052
Référence 121251-83
Date de publication 30 avril 2017
Format 16 x 24 cm
Poids 300 gr
Prix 69,50 €

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