A history of writing / Albertine Gaur

By: Gaur, AlbertineMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Londres : The British Library, 1992Edition: Edición revisadaDescription: 236 páginas : ilustraciones, fotografías ; 26 cmISBN: 0712302700Subject(s): Escritura -- Historia | Alfabeto -- Historia | Jeroglíficos -- HistoriaDDC classification: 411
Contents:
Origin and development of writing. -- What is writing and who needs it?. -- Idea transmission. -- Language and writing. -- The process of writing. -- The main groups. their characteristics, history and development. -- Writing the Fertile Crescent. -- Ancient Mediterranean scripts. -- Pre-Colombian American Scripts. -- Writing in the Far East. -- Semitic scripts. -- Indian and Southeast Asian scripts. -- Decipherment. -- The scholars and their work. -- Undeciphered scripts. -- Social attitudes to writing and literacy. -- The position of the scribe in society. -- Writing ans aesthetics. -- Politics, religion and writing. -- Writing for special groups. -- moves towards the future. -- Mechanization and printing. -- Industrialization and new technology.
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Origin and development of writing. -- What is writing and who needs it?. -- Idea transmission. -- Language and writing. -- The process of writing. -- The main groups. their characteristics, history and development. -- Writing the Fertile Crescent. -- Ancient Mediterranean scripts. -- Pre-Colombian American Scripts. -- Writing in the Far East. -- Semitic scripts. -- Indian and Southeast Asian scripts. -- Decipherment. -- The scholars and their work. -- Undeciphered scripts. -- Social attitudes to writing and literacy. -- The position of the scribe in society. -- Writing ans aesthetics. -- Politics, religion and writing. -- Writing for special groups. -- moves towards the future. -- Mechanization and printing. -- Industrialization and new technology.

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