• The Story of Writing - Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms
    The Story of Writing - Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms

The Story of Writing - Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms

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Without writing there would be no history and no civilization as we know it. But how, when and where did writing evolve?

In an absorbing text, Andrew Robinson explains the interconnection between sound, symbol and script. He discusses each of the major writing systems in turn, from cuneiform and Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs to the scripts of China and Japan, as well as others such as the Cherokee ‘alphabet’ and the writing of runes. Full coverage is given to the history of decipherment, and a provocative chapter devoted to undeciphered scripts: can these codes ever be broken?

In this new edition, the author reveals the latest discoveries to have an impact on the history of writing, including the Tabula Cortonensis showing Etruscan symbols, and a seal from Turkmenistan that could solve the mystery of how Chinese writing evolved. He also discusses how the digital revolution has not, despite predictions, spelled doom for the printed book. In addition, the table of Maya glyphs has been updated.

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Lager statusPå lager
Varenummer: 35597
Periode: Prehistory to Modern Age
Sideantal: 232
Indbinding: Softcover
Illustrationer: Drawings and photos in b/w and colour
Mål (BxH) i cm: 19,3 x 25,4
Forfatter: Andrew Robinson
Forlag: Thames & Hudson
Udgivelsesår: 2013
Sprog: English


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