Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: From prehistoric to historic Malta : a discussion of the sources
Other Titles: "What mean these stones?" (Joshua 4 : 6, 21) : essays on texts, philology, and archaeology in honour of Anthony J. Frendo
Authors: Bonanno, Anthony
Keywords: Bronze age -- Malta
Malta -- History -- Phoenician and Punic period, 8th century B.C.-218 B.C.
Phoenician antiquities
Inscriptions, Phoenician
Malta -- Antiquities
Borg in-Nadur (Birzebbuga, Malta)
Archaeology -- Malta
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Peeters
Citation: Bonanno, A. (2017). From prehistoric to historic Malta : a discussion of the sources. In D. Mizzi, N. Vella, M. Zammit, & A. Frendo (Eds.), "What mean these stones?" (Joshua 4:6, 21) : essays on texts, philology, and archaeology in honour of Anthony J. Frendo (pp. 243-254). Leuven: Peeters.
Abstract: Among Anthony Frendo's favourite research topics is the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in Syro-Palestine, with particular reference to the emergence of ancient Israel. On the other hand, he has constantly promoted a particular methodology in the treatment of textual and archaeological sources within particular geographical and archaeological parameters, such as in biblical studies. I earnestly hope, therefore, that this modest contribution relating to the application of the same, or similar, methodology to Maltese archaeology will not seem inappropriate in this volume in his honour. Essentially, and simplistically put, Frendo holds that whenever and wherever there exist both written sources and archaeological evidence and they are in varying degrees conflicting with each other, the best way to go about interpreting them is to do so for one type of evidence independently of the other, as if the latter did not exist. Then, after completing that exercise for each source of evidence, one may try to reconcile the separate conclusions, if they are conflicting in any way.
ISBN: 9789042934191
Appears in Collections:Scholarly Works - FacArtCA

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
14.41 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.