Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts Georges Jean

ISBN: 9780500300169

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Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts  by  Georges Jean

Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts by Georges Jean
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An epic spanning six thousand years - the history of writing. From the valleys of the Tigris and the Euphrates to the shores of the Mediterranean, from hieroglyphics and cuneiform to the Phoenicians and the alphabet as we know it, we follow itsMoreAn epic spanning six thousand years - the history of writing. From the valleys of the Tigris and the Euphrates to the shores of the Mediterranean, from hieroglyphics and cuneiform to the Phoenicians and the alphabet as we know it, we follow its mysterious course through the ages.

Colourful medieval manuscripts lead to the invention of printing and to the rich world of modern lettering in all its forms. Writing lies at the root of our civilisation. It is the accumulated memory of mankind.



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