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Writing - Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization, Powell, Barry B.
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Author Name:    Powell, Barry B.

Title:   Writing - Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Wiley-Blackwell 

ISBN Number:   1118255321 / 9781118255322

Seller ID:   ING9781118255322

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"Writing: Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization" traces the origins of writing tied to speech from ancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond.
Examines the earliest evidence for writing in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, the origins of purely phonographic systems, and the mystery of alphabetic writing
Includes discussions of Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Mayan writing
Shows how the structures of writing served and do serve social needs and in turn create patterns of social behavior
Clarifies the argument with many illustrations

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