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Title: Mapping and Visualizing Linguistic and Territorial Convergent Data Imola and Its Environment as a Case Study
Authors: Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco
Giberti, Mario
Andrea Nanetti
Keywords: Onoma
Onomastica sciences
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Nanetti, A., Perono Cacciafoco, F., & Giberti, M. (2014). Mapping and Visualizing Linguistic and Territorial Convergent Data: Imola and Its Environment as a Case Study. Onoma: Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences, in press.
Series/Report no.: Onoma. Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences - ICOS
Abstract: This paper presents the innovative outcome of a convergent approach applied to research results coming from historical linguistics and etymology, medieval history, palaeography and diplomatics, historical geography and topography, historical cartography, and historical semantics. All data converge upon a new interpretation of the remote origins of the place name Imola (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) and of the name of its river Santerno, in relation to their environment and territory. It comes out as a toponymic alignment in a linguistic border area between Indo-European and Etruscan, which defines—through an interdisciplinary set of direct and internal ‘auto-confirmations’—a settlement ‘on the bend of a river’, the ‘river which turns’. This etymological reconstruction meets the identification that originally puts this inhabited center on the top of the low hill currently known as Castellaccio (aka Castrum Imolas), which preserves evidence of population dynamics from Prehistory till 1222, and is located beside the natural ford used by the Etruscan piedmont path to cross the river Santerno. The toponym, during the Middle Ages, expanded from this original settlement to the Roman Forum Cornelii one, replacing its name into nowadays Imola.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/80479
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40879
Rights: © 2014 International Council of Onomastic Sciences Editorial Board. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Onoma: Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences, International Council of Onomastic Sciences Editorial Board. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document.
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