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By Barry B. Powell

Writing: conception and historical past of the know-how of Civilization lines the origins of writing tied to speech from old Sumer during the Greek alphabet and beyond.

  • Examines the earliest proof for writing in Mesopotamia within the fourth millennium BC, the origins of in basic terms phonographic platforms, and the secret of alphabetic writing
  • Includes discussions of historic Egyptian,Chinese, and Mayan writing
  • Shows how the constructions of writing served and do serve social wishes and in flip create styles of social behavior
  • Clarifies the argument with many illustrations

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