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History of Writing

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ISBN-10: 2080108875

ISBN-13: 9782080108876

Edition: 2002

Authors: Anne-Marie Christin

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This volume is divided into three sections, non-alphabetic methods of writing, the history and spread of the alphabet, and also how the western alphabet has reincorporated imagery into writing in various hand-written and printed forms.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Flammarion et Cie
Publication date: 11/9/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.412
Language: English

Introduction: From Image to Writing
Origins and Reinventions
The Precursors of the Written Word in the Danube River Basin
Cuneiform Script
How Cuneiform Script was Deciphered
The Mesopotamian Scribes
The Scripts of Ancient Egypt
Adaptation of Script of Monuments
Writing in China
The Practice of Chinese Calligraphy
From Pyroscapulimancy to Writing
The Scripts of Continental India
Writing in Japan
The Writing in the Picture
Pictures in Writing
Buddhist Writings in Southeast Asia
The Korean Alphabet
Vietnamese Script and Society
Printing and the Reproduction of the Written Word in the Far East
The Japanese Press
Mayan Script and Society from the Second Through the Tenth Centuries
Nahuatl Script
A Mixtec Manuscript
The Peruvian Quipus
Rongo-Rongo: The Easter Island Script
Alphabets and Derived Scripts
Aegean Scripts of the Second Millennium B.C.E
The Origin of the Western Semitic Alphabet and Scripts
The Aleph of the Kabalists
Arabic Script
Writings in the Margins of Arabic Manuscripts
The Greek Alphabets
Inscriptions on Greek Vases
The Script of Ancient Italy
Inscriptions on Coinage
Christian Alphabets of the Caucasus
Cyrillic Script
Runic Script
Ogamic Script
The Scripts of Sub-Saharan Africa
The Image in Western Writing
Writing in the Middle Ages
The Book of Kells
A Medieval State Managing Book
Forms and History of Writing in Italy
Spelling in France: Texts and Style
Urban Forms of Writing in the Eighteenth Century
Letter Writing in France in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
Letter Writing in France in the Nineteenth Century
French and English Primers in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Literacy in Western Societies
The Material Surface of Modern Literary Manuscripts
Flaubert: The Labor of Writing
Raymond Queneau: The Form and Meaning of a Manuscript
The Rise of Printing in the West
The History of Typographic Forms in Europe
Typographies for Children
Lettering on Posters
Visual Poetry, Painters' Books
Digital Forms of Typography
Writing and Multimedia
General Bibliography
Photographic Credits