Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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Ranging in time from the end of the Bronze Age to the dawn of the so-called historical period (12th-6th centuries BC), this compendium presents the first complete survey of the early history of all the cultures along the coasts of the Mediterranean. In addition to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans, these also include many other peoples, such as the Iberians, Ligurians, Thracians, Phrygians, Luwians, Aramaeans and Libyans. The volume brings together the knowledge gained from material, textual and pictorial sources in all disciplines working in this field, including Near Eastern, Phoenician, Carthaginian and biblical archaeology, Aegean and North African studies, Villanovan studies and Etruscology, Iberology, early Greek historiography and Dark Ages studies. As a whole, this period was characterized by the intermingling of cultures around the Mediterranean Rim, and the main focus of content is therefore on contacts, the transfer of culture and knowledge and key common themes, such as mobility, religion, resources, languages and writing. With indices and numerous tables and maps of Pauly quality.

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2.3.18. Sardinia

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Author(s): De Vincenzo, Salvatore
A. Name and history of scholarship [German source] Sardinia, the second-largest island of the Mediterranean in the centre of the sea, was an important military and commercial station on east-west maritime routes [143–5]. Because the name of the aboriginal population is unknown, the indigenous people are generally named after their monumental buildings,  ‘nuraghes’. Inscriptions also mention  Nurrenses, which may be etymologically related, and the same root may also lie behind the name of the settlement of  Nora and its founder Norax, and many other place names in modern…
Date: 2018-08-16

3.1. Settlement and mobility

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Author(s): Schweizer, Beat | Schön, Frerich
A. Master narratives of the Mediterranean [German source] ‘Master narratives’ [63] (or ‘grand narratives’ [89]) have become a subject of historical study in consequence of the investigation of narrative elements and conditions in historiography in the sense of Hayden White’s ‘metahistory’ [139]; [67] and postcolonial and postmodernist/deconstructionist discourses and trends (cf. Cultures and cultural contacts 1.3.). On the one hand, master narratives are understood as authoritative syntheses of a segment of history, and on the other a…
Date: 2018-08-16