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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Minoans, then pay attention...

The Minoans continue to be an intriguing subject for modern audiences because they are like a puzzle missing half of its pieces. Individuals have a rough idea of what it might look like, but there could be surprises no one even thinks of because all traces of the image are gone. For archaeologists, historians, tourists, scholars, fans of mythology, and students of the ancient world, the Minoans are this broken puzzle.

The Minoans were an ancient civilization that built their settlements on islands in the Aegean Sea. They lived almost 5,000 years ago and left behind traces of their lives, but not enough for people to create a complete picture. 

Ever since the early 20th century, the Minoans have been a subject of interest, thanks to the discoveries and excavations by Sir Arthur Evans, a British archaeologist who found the first Minoan ruins and named them after the mythological King Minos and his Minotaur.

In Minoans: A Captivating Guide to an Essential Bronze Age Society in Ancient Greece Called the Minoan Civilization, you will discover topics such as:

  • Where and When Did the Minoans Live?
  • Known History of the Minoans before the Mycenaeans
  • Society, Culture, and Daily Life
  • Trade and Shipbuilding on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Language and Linear A
  • The Potential Predecessors of Greek Religion
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Theories About the Collapse of Civilization
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the Minoans, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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Scholarly

Scholarly, without being too dry, the author was a leading authority on the subject. I use it in conjunction with a modern tourist guide. Well worth the low price paid.

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A Good Deal

This book taught me a great deal I didn't know about Ancient Greece. Thank you For all the wonderful history books you have written!

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Too much not explained

Problem with book is they don’t have enough information to be conclusive about much. Left you unfulfilled

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A Good Audiobook

The audiobook is relatively light but retrace the history of this people with simplicity and clarity.

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A very well presented

A very well presented audiobook that may date a bit now. Still, the information is still worth the buy.

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Very Informative

This short course can give anyone a basic understanding of ancient Greek history highlighting the transition points key to understanding the cultural eras.

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Good Information

The book provides a good timeline of historical events throughout Ancient Greece. Although the coverage of each event is brief, it accomplishes the purpose of this book in being a condensed version touching on a series of facts.

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Good History

The Minoans and Mycenaeans: The history of. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It is actually two books in one. It connects The two civilizations, in great detail.

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Covers Everything

It covers all phases of the culture and presents the Minoan Civilization in a very positive light. I was looking for an insight into what a very early community would look like and this satisfies my curiosity. As a matter of fact, they sound more civilized than what exists in much of the world today.

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I am almost finished reading this interesting overview of early civilization. The book is straightforward, perhaps a little dry, but nonetheless very informative.

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  • Carla B.
  • 04-26-20

Great listen

Loved it, heading to crete soon and greatly enjoyed this read. Enough to give a good synopsis of the minoan culture

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  • James
  • 03-25-20

Incredible Book

The Minoans influenced a lot of other cultures, mainly the Greeks. This book won't be able to tell you everything about the Minoans, only what we know about them at the present time.

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  • Aria
  • 03-25-20

Good Details

A book that provides some details that complement some other more current books, in its time a good job. Cheap, good buy.

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  • 03-25-20

Five Stars

Although this book is well written and it is still worth a read and gives a lot of excellent information.

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  • Joshua Arlo
  • 03-22-20

Very Interesting

This is a very interesting read about ancient Greece. Athens the Spartans. Alexander the Great. Plato Aristotle. Solon and the first written laws for Greece and many more. The editing is well done.

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  • Darzi Jesse
  • 03-22-20

You will learn a lot.

You will learn a lot. In my case, I read in small doses rather than all at once. Some things you may know, some you may not. It is a perfect book for History fans though and covers so much with great detail.

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  • Sienna
  • 03-22-20

Fascinating

I have always been fascinated by the history of Ancient Greece and Egypt. This book is pretty comprehensive which is quite impressive because it is not actually all that long.

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  • Orla
  • 03-15-20

Well Written

Although this book was written a while ago it is still worth a read and gives a lot of excellent information.

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  • Poppy
  • 03-15-20

Scholarly

Scholarly, without being too dry, the author was a leading authority on the subject. The book is old, but the back story hasn't changed. I use it in conjunction with a modern tourist guide. Well worth the low price paid.

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  • William
  • 03-15-20

Reasonable

A reasonable history of what is known of Minoan & Mycenaean civilization. I enjoyed it.