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Featured Review: In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Tim Murray’s review of In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, edited by Dudley Moore, Edward Rowlands and Nektarios Karadimas. Tim is Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Modern World, based at La Trobe University, Australia.

“I freely admit that I was a bit skeptical about whether yet another book about the history of Mycenae was going to add much more to our stock of knowledge about the place, but I am equally happy to admit that I was wrong. In Search of Agamemnon is at once an introduction to the history of the place as we have come to understand it since ancient times, and a history of the attempts by antiquaries, Grand Tourists, historians and, latterly, archaeologists to get to grips with the Mycenaean world and its legacy. In Search of Agamemnon is an excellent addition to the literature about Mycenae. It is both thoughtful and knowledgeable and thereby enhances our understanding of antiquarianism in the long 19th century.”

–Tim Murray, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

To find out more about In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, click here. To read Tim’s review in full, click here.

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