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The history of the written word, from the cuneiform characters invented in 4000 BC, through the evolution of the alphabet around 2000 BC, to modern typographical techniques. A title from the NEW HORIZONS series of pocket-sized information books, with foldouts and double-page spreads.
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Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts by Georges Jean

Writing lies at the root of our civilization. It is the accumulated memory of mankind and its story is an epic one spanning six thousand years.

From the valleys of the Tigris and 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 the rich world of modern lettering in all its forms.

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About Georges Jean

Georges Jean (1920 - 2011) was a French poet and essayist specializing in the field of linguistics, poetry and the philosophy of semiology.

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Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts by Georges Jean
Georges Jean
New Horizons
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
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