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The Sea-Kings of Crete

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As a compilation this work shows great diligence; it has evidently been written con amore, and its aim is most praiseworthy; but it has no scientific value. We prefer to see œuvres de vulgarisation of this kind written, when possible, by the excavators themselves. This is no doubt a counsel of perfection; they have usually too much to do to write popular books. But in any case, such books should only be written by trained archaeologists with a first-hand knowledge of the subject and a personal acquaintance with Crete itself. Of these qualifications we do not see much evidence in Mr. Baikie's work, which, after the publication of the books of Mrs. Hawes (a Cretan excavator) and Prof. Burrows, seems scarcely needed.

The Sea-Kings of Crete.

By the Rev. James Baikie. Pp. xiv + 274. (London: A. and C. Black, 1910.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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The Sea-Kings of Crete . Nature 85, 235 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/085235a0

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