Cadmean Letters: The Transmission of the Alphabet to the Aegean and Further West Before 1400 B.C.

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Eisenbrauns, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 156 pages
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Contents

Historiography of Alphabetic Transmission from the Levant
1
The Development of the
7
The Debate about the Date of the
15
Difficulties with the Conventional Dating of Transmission
27
Anatolian Alphabets
33
Messapic Alphabet
44
Numidian and Tifineh Alphabets
51
Application of New Proposal
58
Nature of the Alphabet of Primary Transmission
66
The Spanish Syllabaries
71
The Greek Alphabets
89
Conclusion
123
Index of Authorities
153
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Martin Bernal is Professor of Government and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. The first two volumes of Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization ("I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985"; and "II: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence") have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, French, and Swedish and will soon be available in Greek and Japanese.

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