The Resource Writing : theory and history of the technology of civilization, Barry B. Powell

Writing : theory and history of the technology of civilization, Barry B. Powell

Label
Writing : theory and history of the technology of civilization
Title
Writing
Title remainder
theory and history of the technology of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Barry B. Powell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Powell, Barry B
Dewey number
411.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.P69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writing
  • Alphabet
  • Writing
  • Alphabet
Label
Writing : theory and history of the technology of civilization, Barry B. Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-269) and index
Contents
Introduction : a difficult topic, little studied, poorly understood -- What is writing? -- Writing with signs -- Categories and features of writing -- Some general issues in the study of writing -- Protocuneiform and counting tokens -- Origins of lexigraphic writing in Mesopotamia -- Plato's Ideas and Champollion's decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs -- Egyptian writing and Egyptian speech -- The origin and nature of Egyptian writing -- "The house of life" : scribes and writing in ancient Egypt -- Syllabic scripts of the Aegean -- The West Semitic revolution -- What kind of writing was West Semitic? -- The origins of West Semitic writing -- Chinese logography -- Lexigraphic writing in Mesoamerica -- The Greek alphabet : a writing that changed the world -- Summary and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 276 p.
Isbn
9781405162562
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046991
Other physical details
ill., maps, music
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2063463-01umb_inst
  • 2045815
  • (OCoLC)269455610
Label
Writing : theory and history of the technology of civilization, Barry B. Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-269) and index
Contents
Introduction : a difficult topic, little studied, poorly understood -- What is writing? -- Writing with signs -- Categories and features of writing -- Some general issues in the study of writing -- Protocuneiform and counting tokens -- Origins of lexigraphic writing in Mesopotamia -- Plato's Ideas and Champollion's decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs -- Egyptian writing and Egyptian speech -- The origin and nature of Egyptian writing -- "The house of life" : scribes and writing in ancient Egypt -- Syllabic scripts of the Aegean -- The West Semitic revolution -- What kind of writing was West Semitic? -- The origins of West Semitic writing -- Chinese logography -- Lexigraphic writing in Mesoamerica -- The Greek alphabet : a writing that changed the world -- Summary and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 276 p.
Isbn
9781405162562
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046991
Other physical details
ill., maps, music
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2063463-01umb_inst
  • 2045815
  • (OCoLC)269455610

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