General introduction : Communicating in the past connecting with the past

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Davis, Gillan and Keimer, Kyle H.. (2018). General introduction : Communicating in the past connecting with the past. In In Davis, G. and Keimer, Kyle H. (Ed.). Registers and modes of communication in the Ancient Near East : Getting the message across pp. 1-19 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315206448-1
AuthorsDavis, Gillan and Keimer, Kyle H.
EditorsDavis, G. and Keimer, Kyle H.
Abstract

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book suggests that it is the quintessential nature of humans to communicate with each other. Good communications, bad communications, miscommunications, or no communications at all have driven everything from world events to the most mundane of interactions. An awareness of a communication's context is what gives that communication efficacy. The main theme of the book is communication: how it was done, what intended message was communicated, and the relationships/identities that were established through communication between people. The context of situation is really the total environment in which a communication unfolds. Delimiting registers is neither simple nor wholly objective. Still, ancient registers are increasingly possible to articulate based on social-semiotic considerations due to the growing amount of evidence gained through archaeological excavation and, unfortunately in some cases, looting.

Page range1-19
Year2018
Book titleRegisters and modes of communication in the Ancient Near East : Getting the message across
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationNew York, NY
London, United Kingdom
ISBN9781138635302
9781315206448
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315206448-1
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