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Multilingualism And Institutional Patterns Of Communication In Latin Romania (Thirteenth–Fourteenth Centuries)

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Multilingualism and intercultural communication have lately drawn much attention. Recent studies have focused on inter-linguistic contacts between individuals living side by side within the same society yet conversing in different languages, as well as between those belonging to different societies. Communication was especially complex in territories experiencing the superposition of cultural and linguistic layers as a result of conquest and the imposition of long-term rule by foreigners over indigenous populations. The knowledge of Greek at whatever level was insufficient for the consultation of Byzantine fiscal registers and other documents or for the implementation of administrative measures on the basis of oral statements. Numerous Byzantine fiscal and technical terms appear in the surveys compiled in Crete and other Venetian colonies. These surveys include a large number of transliterated Greek words describing topographical and other features, clearly because they derived from the oral testimonies of peasants and were directly noted in Greek.

Keywords: Byzantine; Crete; Greek; intercultural communication; Multilingualism; Venetian colonies



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