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A History of Writing free pdf 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 19th and 20th centuries.

About Steven R. Fischer

Steven Roger Fischer is Director of the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of A History of Language, A History of Reading and Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island, all available from Reaktion Books.

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Author : Steven R. Fischer
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Data Published : 28 March 2003
ISBN : 1861891679
EAN : 9781861891679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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