Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions: Volume 2: The Corpus

Hardcover | January 8, 2014

bySilvia Ferrara

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This volume is the first comprehensive archaeological catalogue of all the extant inscriptions written in the un-deciphered syllabary of Late Bronze Age Cyprus (1500-1200 BC): the so-called Cypro-Minoan script. In conjunction with Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions Volume 1: Analysis, this volumefocuses on the physical reality of the inscribed objects containing Cypro-Minoan and the archaeological contexts in which they were found. Offering a detailed, systematic, and rigorous examination of both the objects and their functions in the material record, it proposes a new way of examining theinscriptions. This comprehensive standpoint therefore considers not only the inscriptions themselves, but more importantly the contexts and functions of the inscribed objects, which are significant for the documentary evidence they bear and the part they play as physical entities manufactured, shaped, and used bypast peoples for a defined purpose.Organized in a catalogue format, each object is analysed, illustrated, and accompanied by a detailed commentary on the context of recovery and typological characteristics with full bibliographical references. While a standalone reference work, it aims to showcase the inscribed objects discussed inVolume 1: Analysis, fully illustrating them in a series of photographs, including 50 colour plates, and drawings.

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This volume is the first comprehensive archaeological catalogue of all the extant inscriptions written in the un-deciphered syllabary of Late Bronze Age Cyprus (1500-1200 BC): the so-called Cypro-Minoan script. In conjunction with Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions Volume 1: Analysis, this volumefocuses on the physical reality of the inscribed ...

Silvia Ferrara is a Research Fellow at the University of La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:January 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019969382X

ISBN - 13:9780199693825

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Preface and AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsList of Illustrations and PlatesIntroduction: An Archaeological Corpus1. Historical Background2. Definition of the Corpus3. Corpus Structure and Order of Entry4. Additions (ADD ##218-##243)5. AppendicesTHE INSCRIPTIONS: ##001-##243AppendicesList of Cypro-Minoan Objects and their FunctionsSign VariantsGeneral Bibliography