Communication Uneven

Acceptance of and Resistance to Foreign Influences in the Connected Ancient Mediterranean

The aim of this volume is to measure acceptance of, and resistance to, outside influences within Mediterranean coastal settlements and their immediate hinterlands, with a particular focus on the processes not reflecting simple commercial routes, but taking place at an intercultural level, in situations of developed connectedness. Read More

This volume has its origin in a similarly entitled session organised at the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Barcelona in 2018. The specific aim of both the session and this volume was to measure acceptance of, and resistance to, outside influences within Mediterranean coastal settlements and their immediate hinterlands, with an open time range, but with a particular focus on the processes not reflecting simple commercial routes, but taking place at an intercultural level, in situations of developed connectedness. Following a general discussion of the theoretical and long-lasting facets of the discussion on communication, and of some of the reasons for its unevenness, the contributions in the volume give a wide and stimulating view of the ongoing debate about Mediterranean interaction and communication. The papers' timespan is large: from the Late Neolithic of Crete, in the 5th - 4th millennium BCE, to the Macedonian conquest of Thrace, in the 4th century BCE. Most contributions, however, focus on the Middle to Late Bronze Ages, as this is a phase of particularly intense communication, which matches the interests and connections of the editors. The geographic frame extends from the Central Mediterranean to Thrace, Cyprus and the Levant, with an important focus on Crete and Mycenaean Greece. Other papers, more than specific areas, instead discuss the figures of some of the actors of the intra-Mediterranean interregional communication, and the nuances of their roles: warriors and merchants.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Jan Driessen, Alessandro Vanzetti,
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology > HIS002010 HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
BIC subject category (UK)
HDDK Classical Greek & Roman archaeology > HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3385 Antiquité
Title First Published
07 January 2021
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Archéologie
: Histoire de l'Antiquité


Publication Date
07 January 2021
Main content page count : 226
21 x 29.7 cm
584 grams
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No outer packaging
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Publication Date
08 May 2019
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 60
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Alessandro Vanzetti
Jan Driessen
2. The Interconnected Mediterranean Sea 7
Alessandro Vanzetti
3. Looking for Codes and Paths into the Capo Graziano Decoration (Untitled #2) 17
Sara T. Levi
Marco Bettelli
Valentina Cannavò
Andrea Di Renzoni
Francesca Ferranti
Maria Clara Martinelli
Paola Vertuani
Luca Zaghetto
4. Acceptance and Resistance 39
Pietro M. Militello
5. Crete enters the Wider Aegean World? 57
Simona Todaro
6. Exotica and Boundary Maintenance on Minoan Crete 73
Jan Driessen
7. Beyond Maritime Connectivity 87      
Paula Gheorghiade
8. Urbanisation and Formation of Palatial Towns in Mycenaean Culture 101
Piotr Zeman
9. Transforming the Landscape 119
Jan Coenaerts
Melissa Samaes
Karin Nys
10. Greeks and Thracians at Abdera and the Xanthi-Nestos Area in Aegean Thrace 129
Constantina Kallintzi
Mercourios Georgiadis
Eurydice Kefalidou
Ioannis Xydopoulos
11. Thoughts on the Reception and Rejection of Aegean and Cypriot Ceramics in the Amuq
Plain during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages 147
Marina Pucci
Ekin Kozal
Robert B. Koehl
12. Deconstructing the Image of the Warrior 171
Angelos Papadopoulos
13. Merchants, Ports, and Market Exchange 189
Daniel J. Pullen
14. Merchants, Cultural Boundaries, and Structures of Orderly Interaction in the Late Bronze
and Early Iron Age Mediterranean 203
Sarah C. Murray