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Man of Many Ways. Papers in Honour of Professor Jan Driessen
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This volume represents a tribute by friends and colleagues to Jan Driessen, a brilliant and inspiring scholar, passionate about archeology in general an Aegean prehistory in particular. Jan Driessen has led important excavations in Crete at Knossos, Pakaikastro, Malia, Myrtos-Pyrgos, and Monastiraki, and most notably has directed the Sissi Archeological Project since 2007. He also collaborated on projects on Cyprus, at Maroni and Pyla, in Turkey at Sagalasss, and in Syria at Beydar.

Organised into eight parts, the different papers speak of Jan's major contributions to various issues in Aegan prehistory and Cretan Bronze Age archeologu. As pointed out by several authors, Jan's scholarship has been peripatetic, covering Linear Bepigraphy, architecture, settlement patterns and political geography, social organisation, political structure and crisis studies. Jan's impact in these research fields has been ground-breaking, as it has often profoundly altered the conceptuel consensus or status quo that predominated in each of them. In particular, several contributions discuss the social configuration of Minoan society, stemmin from his adaptation of Levi-Strauss'House Society model, which significantly reframed our undeerstanding of Cretan Bronze Age collective agencies. A final chapter, written by several members of the Sissi team, is intended as a tribute to the innumerable opportunities Jan gave so generously to members of the Sissi Archeological Project, fostering new research agendas and paving the way for the future of Minoan archaeology.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Charlotte Langohr, Quentin Letesson,
Collection
AEGIS
Language
French
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06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
11 December 2023

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Publication Date
11 December 2023
ISBN-13
9782390613640
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Absolute page count : 348
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Contents


1. Jan Driessen, Man of Many Ways 1
An introduction

Joachim Bretschneider
Charlotte Langohr
Quentin Letesson
Philip Van Peer

2. Honorary testimonials 15

Robert Laffineur
Malcolm H. Wiener

3. Jan Driessen. A bibliography 21
Historiography and Archaeological Practice
4. Des Minoens rue Skoufa 35

Alexandre Farnoux

5. 'Great Expectations' 43
What can architecture tell us about cultural affiliations

Clairy Palyvou

6. Digging the Aegean Bronze Age 57

Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Linear B and Beyond
7. The 'hollow men', or what's in a (Linear B) word? 75

John Bennet

8. People like us? 81
Individuals and individualism in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Dimitri Nakassis

Minoan Palaces: Form and Function
9. Old or new? 91
Observations on the West Façade of the Palace of Minos

Colin Macdonald

10. Ritual performances in Minoan palaces 101
New observations on the role of lustral basins

Dario Puglisi

 

Settlement Patterns and Political Geography
11. 'One Step Up’. From regional to inter-regional exchange 115
Implications for Minoan economy and House Society

Carl Knappett

12. Evidence before ideas 127
Settlement patterns on the northern slopes of the Lasithi Mountains

Krzysztof Nowicki
Crisis Archaeology
13. Was there an ‘iconography of crisis’ in LM IB Crete? 145
Continuity and changes in Minoan arts after the Theran eruption

Fritz Blakolmer

14. Downsizing? 159
The use of miniature vessels in the MM II-LM IB ‘houses’ at Papadiokampos and Chryssi

Chryssa Sofianou
Thomas M. Brogan
Melissa Eaby
Women in Aegean Prehistory
15. ‘Chasser la femme’ 175
The Palaikastro Kouros in action
J. Alexander MacGillivray

16. Lady trouble? 179
Body rituals and gender performance in Bronze Age Crete

Maria Relaki

Bronze Age Cretan Social Organisation
17. Pseira’s House of the Foreign Pottery 197
Evidence for mercantile houses in Minoan Crete?

Philip P. Betancourt

18. Them and Us 203
Constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing

Gerald Cadogan

19. Social entanglement and Minoan Crete 207

Tim Cunningham

20. ‘It takes a village’ 239
Collective action in Bronze Age Gournia (Crete)

John C. McEnroe

21. On borrowed time 251
Dynamic transtemporal convergence and the afterlife of Minoan kernoi

Donald C. Haggis

22. ‘The ties that bind’ 265
Food consumption and the construction of corporate identities in Early Bronze Age Mesara

Simona V. Todaro

23. Keeping up with the Knossians 279
Architectural elaboration, material competition and inequality in Neopalatial Crete

Todd Whitelaw
The Sissi excavations
24. The Sissi Archaeological Project 303
A mosaic of histories

Maria Anastasiadou, Ilaria Caloi, Thérèse Claeys, Louis Dautais, Roxane Dubois, Florence
Gaignerot-Driessen, Hannah Joris, Simon Jusseret, Nicolas Kress, Charlotte Langohr,
Quentin Letesson, Iro Mathioudaki, Ophélie Mouthuy, Killian Regnier, Tia Sager, Pepi
Saridaki, Evgenia Tsafou, Christina Tsoraki, Diana Wolf