The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices

Author:   Philip J. Boyes ,  Philippa M. Steele ,  Natalia Elvira Astoreca
Publisher:   Oxbow Books
Volume:   2
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9781789254785


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   15 February 2021
Format:   Hardback
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Writing is not just a set of systems for transcribing language and communicating meaning, but an important element of human practice, deeply embedded in the cultures where it is present and fundamentally interconnected with all other aspects of human life. The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices explores these relationships in a number of different cultural contexts and from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including archaeological, anthropological and linguistic. It offers new ways of approaching the study of writing and integrating it into wider debates and discussions about culture, history and archaeology.

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Author:   Philip J. Boyes ,  Philippa M. Steele ,  Natalia Elvira Astoreca
Publisher:   Oxbow Books
Imprint:   Oxbow Books
Volume:   2
ISBN:  

9781789254785


ISBN 10:   1789254787
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   15 February 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Philip Boyes is Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. As part of the CREWS Project, he studies the social context of writing at late Bronze Age Ugarit, and he has previously worked on the archaeology of the east Mediterranean and Levant. He has co-edited two previous volumes in this series: Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets and The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices. Philippa M. Steele is the Director of the CREWS Project, a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow of Magdalene College. Having previously been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Evans Pritchard Lectureship at All Souls College, Oxford, she has published widely on ancient languages and writing systems with a particular focus on Cyprus and the Aegean. Natalia Elvira Astoreca has recently completed her PhD at Cambridge on Early Greek Alphabetic writing as part of the CREWS project.

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