Early Civilization and Literacy in Europe: An Inquiry into Cultural Continuity in the Mediterranean World

Early Civilization and Literacy in Europe: An Inquiry into Cultural Continuity in the Mediterranean World

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Beschreibung

Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface / Haarmann, Harald -- Introduction -- 1. Iconography, symbolism and writing at the dawn of civilization - Old Europe from the seventh to the fourth millennia B.C. -- 2. The organizing principles of Old European writing - Motivated and arbitrary symbols and their affinity with the mythical symbolism -- 3. Writing from Old Europe to ancient Crete - A case of cultural continuity -- 4. Literacy in ancient Crete - On the social functions of linear and hieroglyphic writing -- 5. The Cretan legacy in the East: Writing systems in the multilingual society of ancient Cyprus -- 6. The spread of European writing beyond ancient Cyprus - The influence of Aegean and Cypriot literacy in Asia Minor and the Near East -- 7. On the three ways of writing the oldest literary language in the world: Greek -- 8. The impact of Aegean culture on the western periphery - The case of the Lipari script and the role of Etruscan writing in Italy -- Conclusion: Giving profile to a new paradigm for research into antiquity -- Bibliography -- Illustrations, figures, tables and maps -- Index

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Verlag De Gruyter Mouton
Ersterscheinung November 1995
Maße 230 mm x 155 mm x 27 mm
Gewicht 738 Gramm
Format Hardcover
ISBN-13 9783110146516
Auflage Reprint 2012
Seiten 396

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