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Namenwechsel und Namenwandel in der Nordsee


Rübekeil, Ludwig (2016). Namenwechsel und Namenwandel in der Nordsee. In: Hough, Carole; Izdebska, Daria. Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 98-108.

Abstract

This paper deals with the onomastic representation of the Northern Ocean (encompassing the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea) and its development during Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In the present account, Pytheas and Adam of Bremen will serve as beginning and end points, respectively. It will be demonstrated that names and their dynamics play a central role in the shaping of the mental landscape. The article focuses on the early island names Thule, Scandiae and Scadinavia, whose metamorphosis clearly coincides with a change of cartographic perception. This raises the question of a causal connection. In particular, the history of the island name Scandia appears in a new light against the background of Ptolemy’s cartography of Britain.

Abstract

This paper deals with the onomastic representation of the Northern Ocean (encompassing the North Sea as well as the Baltic Sea) and its development during Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In the present account, Pytheas and Adam of Bremen will serve as beginning and end points, respectively. It will be demonstrated that names and their dynamics play a central role in the shaping of the mental landscape. The article focuses on the early island names Thule, Scandiae and Scadinavia, whose metamorphosis clearly coincides with a change of cartographic perception. This raises the question of a causal connection. In particular, the history of the island name Scandia appears in a new light against the background of Ptolemy’s cartography of Britain.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:German
Date:2016
Deposited On:16 Aug 2016 12:49
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 20:09
Publisher:University of Glasgow
Number:Vol. 2
ISBN:978-0-85261-947-6
Official URL:http://www.icos2014.com/de/congress-proceedings/

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