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Manning, S. 2008 Formation of the Palaces. W. ), The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age: 105–120. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres. Maran, J. 2011 Lost in Translation: The Emergence of Mycenaean Culture as a Phenomenon of Glocalization. In T. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt and J. ), Interweaving worlds: systemic interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st millennia BC. Papers from a conference in memory of Professor Andew Sherratt. What Would a Bronze Age World System Look Like? World systems approaches to Europe and western Asia 4th to 1st millennia BC: 282–294.

New perspectives introduced more complex ways of understanding the past and we have uncovered the rich ways in which people interacted. But, have we achieved this really? I would argue that the enriching approaches have not been able to identify and challenge some of the problems that are skewing our views of the Mediterranean past. Modern social and cultural paradigms concerning progress, trade, entrepreneurship, consumption and emulation have become deeply embedded in our visions of the Mediterranean, eroding the powerful social history that is at the core of the Mediterranean paradigm (Braudel 1949; Horden and Purcell 2000: 44).

Dietler, M. and I. Herbich 2001 Feasts and Labor Mobilization: Dissecting a Fundamental Ecnonomic Practice. In M. Dietler and B. ), Feasts. Archaeological and ethnographic perspectives on food, politics, and power: 240–264. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. Dougherty, C. 2003 The Aristonothos krater: competing stories of conflict and collaboration. In C. Dougherty and L. ), The Cultures within Ancient Greek Culture: Contact, Conflict, Collaboration: 35–56. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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