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Aladdins lampa
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4329-4534
1983 (Swedish)In: Värld och vetande, ISSN 0346-4873, no 10, p. 289-296Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Setting out from a detailed examination of a just previously unearthed two-thousand-year-old oil lamp from Syria—from the time when the country was a Roman province—the author discusses the dynamics of cultural development. Lighting and enlightenment are closely linked, and oil lamps are found from all parts of the world and have been used for millennia up to our own time. The object's name ‘lamp’ in modern European languages is derived from the ancient Greek origin of our civilization, and the artefact epitomises a source of illumination which has a hidden enchantment like the magic lamp of Aladdin in the Arabian Nights.

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1983. no 10, p. 289-296
Keywords [en]
lamp, oil lamps, lighting, enlightenment, illumination, λαμπάς, torch, light, handicraft, utility goods, essay, source, luminous, beacon, culture, development, history of learning, Aladdin, Arabian Nights, Europe, Syria
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Design Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
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History Of Sciences and Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-204470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-204470DiVA, id: diva2:1656733
Note

The interdisciplinary scientific journal Värld & Vetande (Gothenburg) was founded in 1951 by professor Knut Lundmark, Lund University. In 1983 it was edited by professor Martin Johnson, Utrecht University, and an editorial committee of distinguished academics of different disciplines.

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