The term "Minoan", which refers to the mythical King Minos, originally described in the pottery of the period.
Minos was associated in Greek mythology with the labyrinth and the Minotaur, which Evans identified with the site at Knossos (the largest Minoan site). The Minoan period saw trade between Crete and Aegean and Mediterranean settlements, particularly the Near East.
Evans probably read Hoeck's book, and continued using the term in his writings and findings: Evans said that he applied it, not invented it.
Hoeck, with no idea that the archaeological Crete had existed, had in mind the Crete of mythology.
Not everything over there is fully functional yet, and the internal links still point to this blog, and will for the indefinite future.
The Thera eruption occurred during a mature phase of the LM IA period.This period (the 17th and 16th centuries BC, MM III-Neopalatial) was the apex of Minoan civilization.After around 1700 BC, material culture on the Greek mainland reached a new high due to Minoan influence.Evans' system divides the Minoan period into three major eras: early (EM), middle (MM) and late (LM).These eras are subdivided—for example, Early Minoan I, II and III (EMI, EMII, EMIII).