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History of Writing - 04 edition

History of Writing (ISBN10: 1861891679; ISBN13: 9781861891679)
ISBN13: 978-1861891679
ISBN10: 1861891679

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1861891013
ISBN10: 1861891016

Summary: From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world.

Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generatin
g the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Summary: From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world.

Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generating the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Reaktion Books Ltd. (UK)
Published: 04/15/2004
International: No



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