Early Civilization and Literacy in Europe: An Inquiry into Cultural Continuity in the Mediterranean World (Google eBook)

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Harald Haarmann
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 207 pages
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Contents

Preface
3
Iconography symbolism and writing at the dawn of civilization Old Europe
11
The organizing principles of Old European writing Motivated and arbitrary
31
Writing from Old Europe to ancient Crete A case of cultural continuity
49
Literacy in ancient Crete On the social functions of linear and hieroglyphic
87
Writing systems in the multilingual society
109
The spread of European writing beyond ancient Cyprus The influence
117
The impact of Aegean culture on the western periphery The case of the Lipari
147
Giving profile to a new paradigm for research into antiquity
175
Bibliography
183
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