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Synopsis : Minoan Etruscan and Related Languages written by Peggy Duly, published by Exploration Press which was released on 2020-10-30. Download Minoan Etruscan and Related Languages Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This is an invaluable resource for anyone exploring these languages and helps lay the groundwork for their decipherment.In addition to his PhD, Jatsemirskij also published several academic papers on the subject. -- A comparative study of the Tyrrhenian languages, including Etruscan and several closely related first millennium BCE idioms (represented by a much smaller number of inscriptions), with Minoan, the ancient language of Crete. This book was developed by Sergej Jatsemirskij based on his PhD dissertation for the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Authors: Peggy Duly, David V. Kaufman, S. C. Compton
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-30 - Publisher: Exploration Press
A comparative study of the Tyrrhenian languages, including Etruscan and several closely related first millennium BCE idioms (represented by a much smaller number of inscriptions), with Minoan, the ancient language of Crete. This book was developed by Sergej Jatsemirskij based on his PhD dissertation for the Russian State University for the Humanities.
How are Linear A, Etruscan, and the ancient languages of the Mediterranean related? While the interrelationships among Indo-European languages have been studied extensively, much less is known about the languages that preceded them and their relationships. Here, scholar Sergej Jatsemirskij presents a comprehensive, comparative study of the Tyrrhenian languages of the eastern Mediterranean. Etruscan is the best-known example of them because of its greater number of extant inscriptions, but Jatsemirskij adds another dimension by introducing a comparative study with the older Minoan language of ancient Crete (written with the script known as Linear A). Jatsemirskij, having initially explored these linguistic relationships in detail in his PhD thesis, continued this investigation at length for another decade, ultimately culminating in this volume. Tragically, his brilliant flame faded too soon, and, succumbing to pancreatic cancer at the age of thirty-seven, he was not able to see this book published. However, the editors felt that his extensive research should become available to all scholars, thus this volume.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-27 - Publisher: Creek Ridge Publishing
The Etruscans have long fascinated scholars, artists, historians, and even the general public primarily due to their mysteriousness and the lack of information about them. These ancient peoples lived in Etruria, a region of Central Italy situated between the Arno and Tiber Rivers. Their civilization reached its height of wealth and power during the sixth century BCE. Their way of life, dress, religious beliefs, and so many more cultural elements would later be adopted and integrated by the Romans. They would come to dominate much of Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa. The origins of the Etruscans have been a source of debate for centuries. Herodotus was the first to claim that they were the descendants of a group of people from Lydia in the Middle East, who their king had sent before relieving the pressures of an eighteen-year drought before 800 BCE. A few centuries later, another Greek historian, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, would claim that the Etruscans were native to Etruria and the descendants of the Villanovan culture.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-19 - Publisher: eBook Partnership
The Minoan Linear Signs have now been explained as Niger-Congo. And some twenty five full words have been related to Fula. Problematic words of Greek have also been given tentative African etymologies. A new African language, four thousand years old, has come to light in the Linear A documents. So we claim a decipherment, or at least the beginnings of a decipherment. Only time will give us a full solution. But we can say that the "e;unknown language"e; is no longer unknown. It is African.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-29 - Publisher: OUP Oxford
This book traces the history of language technology from writing - the first technology specifically designed for language - to digital speech and other contemporary language systems. The book describes the social impact of technological developments over five millennia, and addresses topics such as the ways in which literacy has influenced cognitive and scientific development; the social impact of modern speech technology; the influence of various printing technologies; the uses and limitations of machine translation; how far mass information access is a means for exploitation or enlightenment; the deciphering of ancient scripts; and technical aids for people with language disabilities. Richard Sproat writes in a clear, readable style, introducing linguistic and other scientific concepts as they are needed. His book offers fascinating reading for everyone interested in how language and technology have shaped and continue to shape our day-to-day lives.
Authors: Jack M. Sasson, John Baines, Gary M. Beckman, Karen Sydney Rubinson
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Consists of articles organized in eleven parts: the ancient Near East in Western thought; the environment; population; social institutions; history and culture; economy and trade; technology and artistic production; religion and science; language, writing, and literature; visual and performing arts; and retrospective essays.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-02 - Publisher: Thames & Hudson
First discovered in 1900, on clay tablets among the ruins of the Palace of Minos at Knossos, Crete, Linear B script remained a mystery for over fifty years until 1952, when Michael Ventris discovered that its signs did not represent an unknown language as previously believed, but an archaic dialect of Greek, more than 500 years older than the Greek of Homer. This book tells the life story of Michael Ventris, an intriguing and contradictory man, a gifted linguist but a divided soul, together with that of his remarkable decipherment of Linear B. Dubbed the Everest of archaeology, the decipherment was all the more remarkable because Ventris was not a trained classical scholar but an architect who had first heard of Linear B as a schoolboy. An initial fascination became a lifelong obsession.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-30 - Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of plants and fungi over a long period of time. The trade-off for lowered functioning and potential drug abuse has been more creative thinking--or a leap in consciousness. Experiments in entheogen use led to the development of primitive medicine, in which certain mind-altering plants and fungi were imbibed to still fatigue, pain, or depression, while others were taken to promote hunger and libido. Our ancestors selected for our neural hardware, and our propensity for seeking altered forms of consciousness as a survival strategy may be intimately bound to our decision-making processes going back to the dawn of time. Fourteen essays by a wide range of contributors—including founding president of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Religion section Michael Winkelman, PhD; Carl A. P. Ruck, PhD, Boston University professor of classics and an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus; and world-renowned botanist Dr. Gaston Guzma, member of the Colombian National Academy of Sciences and expert on hallucinogenic mushrooms—demonstrate that altering consciousness continues to be an important part of human experience today. Anthropologists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the effects of mind-altering substances on the human mind and soul will find this book deeply informative and inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The symposium "Prehistoric Iberia: genetics, anthropology and linguistics" was held in the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid on 16th -17th November 1998. The idea was bringing together specialists who could address not clearly resolved historic and prehistoric issues regarding ancient Iberian and Mediterranean populations, following a multidisciplinary approach. This was necessary in the light of the new bulk of genetic, archeological and linguistic data obtained with the new DNA technology and the recent discoverings in the other fields. Genes may now be easily studied in populations, particularly HLA genes and markers of the mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome. Basques, Iberians, North Africans, Berbers (Imazighen) and Mediterraneans have presently been widely studied. The genetic emerging picture is that Mediterraneans are closely related from West (Basque, Iberians, Berbers) to East (Jews, Lebanese, Cretans); however, Greeks are outliers in all the analyses done by using HLA genes. Anthropologists and archeologists showed how there was no people substitution during the revolutionary Mesolithic-Neolithic transition; in addition, cultural relationships were found between Iberia and predinastic Egypt (EI Badari culture). Basque language translation into Spanish has been the key for relating most Mediterranean extinct languages. The Usko-Mediterranean languages were once spoken in a wide African and European area, which also included parts of Asia. This was the "old language" that was slowly substituted by Eurasian languages starting approximately after the Bronze Age (or 2,000 years BC).