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Evans, Arthur Sir 1851-1941

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Works: 413 works in 1,470 publications in 5 languages and 18,439 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Author of introduction, Arranger, Translator, Honoree, Collector, Artist, Other
Classifications: DF221.C8, 913.3918
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Anthropology and the classics; six lectures delivered before the University of Oxford by R. R Marett( Book )

28 editions published between 1873 and 1968 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos by Arthur Evans( Book )

65 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Schliemann's discoveries at Mycenae and Troy, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), keeper of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum from 1884 to 1908, trustee of the British Museum and fellow of the Royal Society, used his inherited wealth to purchase land in Crete at Knossos. From 1900 he commenced excavations there in co-operation with the British School at Athens. Work continued for eight full seasons, uncovering a Bronze Age palace and bringing to light further architectural and artefactual remains of Minoan civilisation, including numerous texts in Linear A and Linear B. Evans' speculative reconstruction of the site in reinforced concrete remains controversial, and some of his interpretations are disputed, but his pioneering work is painstakingly detailed in this highly illustrated multi-volume work, published between 1921 and 1935, with an index volume appearing in 1936. Volume 3 first appeared in 1930
Through Bosnia and the Herzegóvina on foot during the insurrection, August and September 1875 by Arthur Evans( Book )

33 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembered chiefly for his archaeological discoveries in Crete, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851–1941) was also highly respected as an expert on the Balkans, an area then little known. Evans describes 'a land and people among the most interesting in Europe', and in 1875 he was visiting for the third time. This trip found him witnessing the outbreak of the revolt that saw Austria-Hungary take control of Bosnia. Here, however, Evans explores Bosnia's rich heritage with detailed ethnographic and anthropological observations, alongside descriptive impressions of its people and natural beauty. He returned in 1877 as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, which resulted in his Illyrian Letters (also reissued in this series). First published in 1876 and reprinted the following year, the present work offers background not only to the revolt in that country, but also to the later deadly conflicts that would shake all of Europe
The palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos by Arthur Evans( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Knossos tablets: The find-places of the Knossos tablets by Leonard R Palmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripta Minoa, the written documents of Minoan Crete, with special reference to the archives of Knossos by Arthur Evans( Book )

43 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans."--Wikipedia
Index to The palace of Minos by Arthur Evans( Book )

12 editions published between 1936 and 1964 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of Minos; Sir Arthur Evans' discoveries at Crete by Alan Honour( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knossos fresco atlas by Arthur Evans( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inscriptions in the Minoan linear script of class A by William C Brice( Book )

17 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mycenaean tree and pillar cult and its Mediterranean relations : with illustrations from recent Cretan finds by Arthur Evans( Book )

28 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), the pioneer of ancient Cretan archaeology, most famously excavated the ruins of Knossos and uncovered the remains of its Bronze Age Minoan civilisation (as detailed in The Palace of Minos at Knossos, also reissued in this series). In this highly illustrated work, first published in 1901, Evans surveys the recent archaeological evidence from his dig at Knossos as well as from other locations around the Mediterranean. He describes a variety of religious objects and symbols, especially those concerned with sacred stones, pillars and trees, which Evans argues are characteristic of religious worship in the Mycenaean period. He considers in particular the importance of the Cretan double-axe symbol, the labrys, its close link with depictions of bulls and its association with the labyrinth of Knossos. Elsewhere he examines the symbolism of the Lion Gate at Mycenae and finds parallels with similar artefacts found in Crete and Egypt
The shaft graves and bee-hive tombs of Mycenae and their interrelation by Arthur Evans( Book )

12 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earlier religion of Greece in the light of Cretan discoveries by Arthur Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Slavs and European civilisation : a lecture delivered at Sion College Feb. 23, 1878 by Arthur Evans( )

6 editions published between 1878 and 1987 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient gems, from the Evans and Beatty collections by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prehistoric tombs of Knossos : the cemetery of Zafer Papoura : the royal tomb of Isopata by Arthur Evans( Book )

23 editions published between 1905 and 1906 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cretan pictographs and prae-Phoenician script. With an account of a sepulchral deposit at Hagios Onuphrios near Phaestos in its relation primitive Cretan and Aegean culture by Arthur Evans( Book )

19 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941) famously excavated the ruins of Knossos on Crete and uncovered the remains of its Bronze Age Minoan civilisation (as described in his multi-volume work The Palace of Minos at Knossos, also reissued in this series). But he had already visited the island prior to this: in 1894, during his first trip, he found examples of an ancient pictographic writing system that pre-dated the Phoenician alphabet later adapted by the Greeks. First published in 1895, this work, illustrated with examples throughout, documents and describes these discoveries, and demonstrates that the earliest finds date from a period before even the most ancient known Semitic scripts. Evans also records evidence of later scripts which were subsequently categorised as Linear A and Linear B (only the latter has been deciphered since his death). The final section of the book describes in detail the pottery and other finds from the Hagios Onuphrios deposit
The palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos by Arthur Evans( Book )

51 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Schliemann's discoveries at Mycenae and Troy, Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), keeper of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum from 1884 to 1908, trustee of the British Museum and fellow of the Royal Society, used his inherited wealth to purchase land in Crete at Knossos. From 1900 he commenced excavations there in co-operation with the British School at Athens. Work continued for eight full seasons, uncovering a Bronze Age palace and bringing to light further architectural and artefactual remains of Minoan civilisation, including numerous texts in Linear A and Linear B. Evans' speculative reconstruction of the site in reinforced concrete remains controversial, and some of his interpretations are disputed, but his pioneering work is painstakingly detailed in this highly illustrated multi-volume work, published between 1921 and 1935, with an index volume appearing in 1936. Part 1 of Volume 2 first appeared in 1928
 
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Knossos : palace, city, state : proceedings of the conference in Herakleion organised by the British School at Athens and the 23rd Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Herakleion, in November 2000, for the Centenary of Sir Arthur Evan's excavations at Knossos
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