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Die Entstehung der kaukasischen Alphabete als kulturhistorisches Phänomen : Referate des internationalen Symposions (Wien, 1.-4. Dezember 2005) = The creation of the Caucasian alphabets as phenomenon of cultural history / herausgegeben von Werner Seibt und Johannes Preiser-Kapeller
Alternate Title Creation of the Caucasian alphabets as phenomenon of cultural history
Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011
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 Armenian Research Center  P211.3.C28 E587    CALL 593-5181
Subject(s) Armenian alphabet -- Congresses
Armenian language -- Alphabet -- Congresses
Georgian language -- Alphabet -- Congresses
Caucasian Albanian language -- Alphabet -- Congresses
Alphabets -- Congresses
Writing -- Caucasus -- Congresses
Subject Caucasus -- Languages -- Congresses
Physical Description 132 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Vorwort -- Mesrop Mas̆ocʹ and the bginning of Armenian philospohy -- / Sen Arevs̆styan -- The creation of the Armenian alphabet and the Armenian identity / Vladimir BrakhudaryanDas armenische alphabet im kontext der autochthonen Schriftsysteme des Christlichen Orients / Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan -- Koptisches alphabet und koptische identität / Hans Förster -- The script of the Caucasian Albanians in the light of the Sinai palimpsests / Jost Gippert -- -- Die folgender entstehung des georgischen alphabets in den ersten Jahrhunderten / Vakhtang Imnaishvili -- Die albanische Schrift-zum problem ,,Mesrop Mas̆toc'" / Zurab Kananchev -- Das datum der entstehung des armischen alphabets / Mesrob K Krikorian -- Systèmes d'écriture et historiographie de la christianisation / Jean-Pierre Mahé -- Wo, wann und zu welchem Zweck wurde das geogische alphabet geschaffen / Werner Seibet -- Das Christentum im iranischen Kulturraum bis zum 13. Jahrhundert anhand der sysichen Quellen und der Schriftdenkmäler im Iran -- Veraeichnis der Autorinnen und autoren
Summary "The volume was created on the basis of selected contributions to an international symposium that was held in 2005 on the occasion of the 1600-year anniversary of the creation of the Armenian alphabet in Vienna at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In order to view this major event of cultural history in a larger context, the conception of the symposium was widened in order to include not only the other two South Caucasian alphabets, the Georgian and Albanian, but also the Coptic one and the conditions in the Iranian empire of those centuries. Some well-datable, relatively clear research results are often in strong contrast to the more legendary traditions, which science has not resolved sufficiently until now. That the blessed Mas̆tocʹ, who in the later tradition is rather called Mesrop, in 405/406 created the Armenian alphabet is beyond discussion. But the Armenian tradition ascribes to Mas̆tocʹ also the creation of the Albanian and the oldest Georgian alphabet. For the former, there existed until recently only vague theories; only after the decoding and decryption of palimpsests discovered in the St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, to which a contribution in this volume is dedicated, founded statements are possible. For the Georgian alphabet a completely new approach is presented in a paper (creation in the Syrian-Palestinian region, just after the creation of the Armenian alphabet). On the basis of these alphabets emerged a rich literature, which reached very quickly high bloom, especially in Armenia. Thus, the volume is not only of interest for specialists in the areas of the Caucasus, but also for all researchers concerned with the development of Christian cultures in the late antique and early medieval centuries."--Publisher's website
Series Denkschriften (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse) ; 430. Bd
Denkschriften (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse). Veröffentlichungen zur Byzanzforschung ; Bd. 28
Armenian Research Center collection
Alternate Author Seibt, Werner
Preiser-Kapeller, Johannes

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