Cadmean letters : the transmission of the alphabet to the Aegean and further west before 1400 B.C.
Print Book, English, 1990
Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake [IN], 1990
xiii, 156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Tables, Charts, and MapsPreface and Acknowledgments1. Historiography of Alphabetic Transmission from the Levant to the AegeanFrom Antiquity to the Eighteenth CenturyNineteenth Century: Rivalry between the Ancient and Aryan ModelsEarly Twentieth Century: The Development of the Extreme Aryan ModelMid Twentieth Century: The Debate about the Date of the Ahiram InscriptionRecent Studies2. Difficulties with the Conventional Dating of Transmission to the Eleventh of Ninth Centuries BCWhere in the Levant Did the Western Alphabets Originate?Problems in the AegeanProblems with Other Mediterranean AlphabetsAnatolian AlphabetsEtruscan AlphabetMessapic AlphabetSpanish SyllabariesNumidian and Tifineh Alphabets3. A New Scheme of Alphabetic TransmissionDisadvantages of Wave Model and Higher ChronologyLack of SimplicityLack of AttestationBiographic SocietiesCypriot SyllabaryApplication of New ProposalUgaritic and South Semitic AlphabetsMinean-Sabean AlphabetThamudic AlphabetNature of the Alphabet of Primary Transmission4. The Spanish Syllabaries5. The Greek Alphabets6. ConclusionAppendixBibliographyIndex of Authorities