Minoan and Mycenaean Art by Reynold Higgins

I am fascinated by history and especially Greek history. I am a proud Greek-Canadian. In fact, I'm Cretan (not a cretin!), so the Minoan civilization is of particular interest to me. I've visited the palace of Knossos and other sites around Crete, but I also am eager for some 'book' knowledge of Minoan civilization too.

I enjoyed this book, but it is academic in tone, so this book is not particularly exciting. It is a very informative book though. There are many color pictures with detailed descriptions. Most of the art they talk about is pottery. I'm not sure if that's only what has survived, or it was a conscious choice.

A few interesting things from the book:

I should probably read the modern history of Crete. I bought a very large book about the history of Crete when I last visited. So many books, so little time!

Rating: ★★★★ Book #7 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge

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