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    Visible Language: Inventions on Writing in the Ancient Middle East and Beyond (Oriental Institute Museum Publications (Paperback)) (Paperback) Edited by Christopher Woods

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    DescriptionWriting, the ability to make language visible and permanent, is one of humanity's greatest inventions. This book presents current perspectives on the origins and development of writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt, providing an overview of each writing system and its uses. Essays on writing in China and Mesoamerica complete coverage of the four pristine writing systems - inventions of writing in which there was no previous exposure to texts. The authors explore what writing is, and is not, and sections of the text are devoted to Anatolian hieroglyphs of Anatolia, and to the development of the alphabet in the Sinai Peninsula in the second millennium BC and its spread to Phoenicia where it spawned the Greek and Latin alphabets. This richly illustrated volume, issued in conjunction with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute, provides a current perspective on, and appreciation of, an invention that changed the course of history.


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    Title
    Visible Language
    Subtitle
    Inventions on Writing in the Ancient Middle East and Beyond
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christopher Woods
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781885923769
    ISBN 10: 1885923767
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: CFL
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LAN001000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 411/.7, 411.7
    LC classification: P211.3.M628 V57 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD, CFL
    Illustrations note
    146 color photos
    Publisher
    Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
    Imprint name
    Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
    Publication date
    15 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago