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The Dark Age Of Greece: An Archaeological Survey Of The Eleventh To The Eighth Centuries Bc

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This is a classic work of archaeology by one of the premier figures in the field. First published in 1971, A.M. Snodgrass' The Dark Age if Greece is the most comprehensive and coherent account available of this period of ancient Greece.

A book which attempts much and achieves much. It has the paradoxical distinction of conjuring order and light from the shadows and uncerta

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Published (first published December 13th 2000)
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Robert
I am not done with this yet, but ....

Snodgrass sets himself the task of reconstructing as much as possible the developmental processes that occurred between the interruption of the Myceaenian culture and the rise of classical Greek culture (e.g. Homer), i.e. roughly 1250bc to 800bc.

That time period is called the Dark Age because we know so little about it. The historiographical challenge of giving an overview of such a period should be obvious: How do you explicate an absence?

Undeterred, Snodgr
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Josho Brouwers
Nov 13, 2013 Josho Brouwers rated it really liked it
Despite its age (1971), this still remains a good starting point for anyone interested in learning more about the Greek "Dark Age". The basic outline of the history of the period was codified in this book, for better and for worse, and much later literature on the subject draws heavily on Snodgrass's Dark Age of Greece.

Some of the information is, of course, by now a little out of date, but the overall argument is still sound. Snodgrass's use of the term "Dark Age" has been subtly ridiculed at t
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