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Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions, Volume 2: The Corpus (Silvia Ferrara) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199693825
Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions, Volume 2: The Corpus (Silvia Ferrara) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199693825
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Title: Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions, Volume 2: The Corpus

Author: Ferrara, Silvia

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199693825

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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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 volume focuses 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 the inscriptions. 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 by past 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 in Volume 1: Analysis, fully illustrating them in a series of photographs, including 50 colour plates, and drawings.Features* Fully illustrated throughout, including 50 pages of colour plates* Detailed descriptions of the artefacts* Includes an extensive bibliography for each object discussed* Works in conjunction with Volume 1: Analysis or as a standalone reference workTable of ContentsPreface and AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsList of Illustrations and PlatesIntroduction: An Archaeological Corpus1.1. Historical Background1.2. Definition of the Corpus1.3. Corpus Structure and Order of Entry1.4. Additions (ADD ##218-##243)1.5. AppendicesTHE INSCRIPTIONS: ##001-##243AppendicesList of Cypro-Minoan Objects and their FunctionsSign VariantsGeneral Bibliography
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