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A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus - The Non-Greek Languages, and their Relations with Greek, c.1600-300 BC (Hardcover,... A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus - The Non-Greek Languages, and their Relations with Greek, c.1600-300 BC (Hardcover, New)
Philippa M. Steele
R1,996 R1,855 Discovery Miles 18 550 Save R141 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This pioneering volume approaches the languages and scripts of ancient Cyprus from an interdisciplinary point of view, with a primarily linguistic and epigraphic approach supplemented by a consideration of their historical and cultural context. The focus is on furthering our knowledge of the non-Greek languages/scripts, as well as appreciating their place in relation to the much better understood Greek language on the island. Following on from recent advances in Cypro-Minoan studies, these difficult, mostly Late Bronze Age inscriptions are reassessed from first principles. The same approach is taken for non-Greek languages written in the Cypriot Syllabic script during the first millennium BC, chiefly the one usually referred to as Eteocypriot. The final section is then dedicated to the Phoenician language, which was in use on Cyprus for some hundreds of years. The result is a careful reappraisal of these languages/scripts after more than a century of sometimes controversial scholarship.

Writing and Society in Ancient Cyprus (Hardcover): Philippa M. Steele Writing and Society in Ancient Cyprus (Hardcover)
Philippa M. Steele
R2,039 R1,895 Discovery Miles 18 950 Save R144 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From its first adoption of writing at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age, ancient Cyprus was home to distinctive scripts and writing habits, often setting it apart from other areas of the Mediterranean and Near East. This well-illustrated volume is the first to explore the development and importance of Cypriot writing over a period of more than 1,500 years in the second and first millennia BC. Five themed chapters deal with issues ranging from the acquisition of literacy and the adaptation of new writing systems to the visibility of writing and its role in the marking of identities. The agency of Cypriots in shaping the island's literate landscape is given prominence, and an extended consideration of the social context of writing leads to new insights on Cypriot scripts and their users. Cyprus provides a stimulating case to demonstrate the importance of contextualised approaches to the development of writing systems.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II - Early Alphabets (Hardcover): Philip J. Boyes, Philippa M. Steele Understanding Relations Between Scripts II - Early Alphabets (Hardcover)
Philip J. Boyes, Philippa M. Steele
R1,374 R1,136 Discovery Miles 11 360 Save R238 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677758), and based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets is the first volume in this series, bringing together ten experts on ancient writing, languages and archaeology to present a set of diverse studies on the early development of alphabetic writing systems and their spread across the Levant and Mediterranean during the second and first millennia BC. By taking an interdisciplinary perspective, it sheds new light on alphabetic writing not just as a tool for recording language but also as an element of culture.

A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus - The Non-Greek Languages, and their Relations with Greek, c.1600-300 BC (Paperback):... A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus - The Non-Greek Languages, and their Relations with Greek, c.1600-300 BC (Paperback)
Philippa M. Steele
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This pioneering volume approaches the languages and scripts of ancient Cyprus from an interdisciplinary point of view, with a primarily linguistic and epigraphic approach supplemented by a consideration of their historical and cultural context. The focus is on furthering our knowledge of the non-Greek languages/scripts, as well as appreciating their place in relation to the much better understood Greek language on the island. Following on from recent advances in Cypro-Minoan studies, these difficult, mostly Late Bronze Age inscriptions are reassessed from first principles. The same approach is taken for non-Greek languages written in the Cypriot Syllabic script during the first millennium BC, chiefly the one usually referred to as Eteocypriot. The final section is then dedicated to the Phoenician language, which was in use on Cyprus for some hundreds of years. The result is a careful reappraisal of these languages/scripts after more than a century of sometimes controversial scholarship.

Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context (Paperback): Philippa M. Steele Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context (Paperback)
Philippa M. Steele
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume offers a new and interdisciplinary treatment of syllabic writing in ancient Cyprus. A team of distinguished scholars tackles epigraphic, palaeographic, linguistic, archaeological, historical and terminological problems relating to the island's writing systems in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age, from the appearance of writing around the fifteenth century down to the end of the first millennium BC. The result is not intended to be a single, unified view of the scripts and their context, but rather a varied collection that demonstrates a range of interpretations of the evidence and challenges some of the longstanding or traditional views of the population of ancient Cyprus and its epigraphic habits. This is the first comprehensive account of the 'Cypro-Minoan' and 'Cypriot syllabic' scripts to appear in a single volume and forms an invaluable resource for anyone studying Cypriot epigraphy or archaeology.

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