Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization (Hardback)Barry B. Powell
Hardback Published: 27/03/2009
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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
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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