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Powell, Barry B.

Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization

Powell, Barry B. - Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization, ebook

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Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization traces the origins of writing tied to speech from ancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond.
  • Examines the earliest evidence for writing in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, the origins of purely phonographic systems, and the mystery of alphabetic writing
  • Includes discussions of Ancient Egyptian,Chinese, and Mayan writing
  • Shows how the structures of writing served and do serve social needs and in turn create patterns of social behavior
  • Clarifies the argument with many illustrations

Keywords: Ancient Culture, Writing, history of writing, history of language

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
296 pages
Category
Languages
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118293492
Printed ISBN
9781118255322

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