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

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1.3. Cultures and cultural contacts
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A. Culture – cultures

[German source]

A.1. The concept of ‘culture’

The long debate over what is meant by a ‘culture’ can only be briefly outlined here (diachronic survey: [46]). It is important to understand its principles, because how one understands culture determines how one understands cultural contacts, and how these are ascertained and described.

The concept of culture used here has nothing directly to do with the normative concept that is used to distinguish the world of high culture…

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Ulf, Christoph, “1.3. Cultures and cultural contacts”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005141>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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