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The Mycenaeans and Hittites: A Multidisciplinary Search for their Common Origins and Similarities

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Title: The Mycenaeans and Hittites: A Multidisciplinary Search for their Common Origins and Similarities
Authors: Lichte, Evelyn
Issue Date: 26 Sep 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to compare the earliest Indo- European speaking peoples in Asia Minor and Europe from whom we have written records and assess the degree to which they appear related. Before being able to say who they were and whether aspects of their cultures were peculiar to them, it is necessary to say, if possible, who they were not and what features of their cultures were adopted from others. This investigation leads to a survey of prehistory in pertinent geographical areas, their probable origins and common features based on linguistic information and a comparison of information from their early histories. If they arrived in their areas from somewhere else, what did they bring with them? What "cultural baggage" did they possess which belonged to a common heritage? The Indo-European language is one of the roots of Western Civilization. It is spoken and written today in a family of languages grown apart from an original prehistoric homogeneity. But scholars can point out relationships, common grammatical forms and vocabulary among them even though they are so diverse today that they are hardly intelligible to each other.
Pages/Duration: 58 pages
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