The story of writing: alphabets, hieroglyphs and pictograms

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This book addresses the fascinating subject of writing, how it developed and the different systems employed by different cultures. Including cuneiform, Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs, early alphabets, runes, Linear B, the scripts of China and Japan, and more besides, Andrew Robinson explores the virtues of these writing systems and their decipherment, or not in some cases. Accompanied by many illustrations of writing on walls, tablets, objects, stones, monuments, papyri, and so on, this book holds a wealth of information not usually found in one publication.
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Full title story of writing alphabets hieroglyphs and pictograms
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subject_facet Authorship -- Study and teaching -- History, Paleography
title_display The story of writing : alphabets, hieroglyphs and pictograms
title_full The story of writing : alphabets, hieroglyphs and pictograms / by Andrew Robinson
title_short The story of writing :
title_sub alphabets, hieroglyphs and pictograms
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