Writing and Script

ISBN-10: 0199567786

ISBN-13: 9780199567782

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew Robinson

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Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today?All of these questions are answered in this Very Short Introduction. Starting with the origins of writing five thousand years ago, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Andrew Robinson explains how these early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and the Chinese characters. He reveals how the modern writing symbols and abbreviations we take for granted today - including airport signage and text messaging - resemble ancient ones much more closely than we might think.
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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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