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The Resource The first writing : script invention as history and process, [edited by] Stephen D. Houston

The first writing : script invention as history and process, [edited by] Stephen D. Houston

Label
The first writing : script invention as history and process
Title
The first writing
Title remainder
script invention as history and process
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Stephen D. Houston
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Houston, Stephen D
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Writing
Label
The first writing : script invention as history and process, [edited by] Stephen D. Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-394) and index
Contents
Overture to The first writing / Stephen D. Houston -- The possibilty and actuality of writing / John S. Robertson -- Writing systems: a case study in cultural evolution / Bruce G. Trigger -- Babylonian beginnings: the origin of the cuneiform writing system in comparative perspective / Jerrold S. Cooper -- The state of decipherment of proto-Elamite / Robert K. Englund -- The earliest Egyptian writing: development, context, purpose / John Baines -- Anyang writing and the origin of the Chinese writing system / Robert W. Bagley -- Writing on shell and bone in Shang China / Françoise Bottéro -- Reasons for runes / Henrik Williams -- Writing in early Mesoamerica / Stephen D. Houston -- Beyond writing / Elizabeth Hill Boone -- Final thoughts on first writing / Stephen D. Houston
Control code
ocn191753302
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
xvii, 417 p.
Isbn
9780521728263
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191753302
Label
The first writing : script invention as history and process, [edited by] Stephen D. Houston
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-394) and index
Contents
Overture to The first writing / Stephen D. Houston -- The possibilty and actuality of writing / John S. Robertson -- Writing systems: a case study in cultural evolution / Bruce G. Trigger -- Babylonian beginnings: the origin of the cuneiform writing system in comparative perspective / Jerrold S. Cooper -- The state of decipherment of proto-Elamite / Robert K. Englund -- The earliest Egyptian writing: development, context, purpose / John Baines -- Anyang writing and the origin of the Chinese writing system / Robert W. Bagley -- Writing on shell and bone in Shang China / Françoise Bottéro -- Reasons for runes / Henrik Williams -- Writing in early Mesoamerica / Stephen D. Houston -- Beyond writing / Elizabeth Hill Boone -- Final thoughts on first writing / Stephen D. Houston
Control code
ocn191753302
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
xvii, 417 p.
Isbn
9780521728263
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191753302

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