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Palaeography (history of writing) books

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Digital Palaeography by Stewart Brookes, Malte Rehbein, Peter Stokes Digital Palaeography
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Palaeography, both in the narrow sense of the history of handwriting and more broadly as book history and the study of documents and manuscripts as material objects, stands as the foundation of much of medieval studies. However, the palaeographical method...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2016

Egyptian Oedipus Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity by Daniel Stolzenberg Egyptian Oedipus Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Athanasius Kircher, S J was one of Europe's most inventive and versatile scholars in the baroque era. This book presents an interpretation of Kircher's hieroglyphic studies, placing them in the context of seventeenth-century scholarship on paganism and Oriental languages.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2015

Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese by Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese
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The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2014

Old Chinese A New Reconstruction by William H. (Associate Professor of Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan) Baxter, Lauren Sagart Old Chinese A New Reconstruction
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This book introduces a new linguistic reconstruction of the phonology, morphology, and lexicon of Old Chinese, the language of the earliest Chinese classical texts (1st millennium BCE).
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014

Reading Writing Interfaces From the Digital to the Bookbound by Lori Emerson Reading Writing Interfaces From the Digital to the Bookbound

In Reading Writing Interfaces, Lori Emerson examines how interfaces--from today's multitouch devices to yesterday's desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson's self-bound fascicle volumes--mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014

Writing and the Ancient State Early China in Comparative Perspective by Haicheng Wang Writing and the Ancient State Early China in Comparative Perspective

Writing and the Ancient State is a comparative study of the use of writing to create and maintain order in early states.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2014

Reading Writing Interfaces From the Digital to the Bookbound by Lori Emerson Reading Writing Interfaces From the Digital to the Bookbound

Lori Emerson examines how interfaces--from today's multitouch devices to yesterday's desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson's self-bound fascicle volumes--mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2014

Egyptian Oedipus Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity by Daniel Stolzenberg Egyptian Oedipus Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Situating Athanasius Kircher in the social world of baroque Rome, with its scholars, artists, patrons, and censors, teh author shows how Kircher's study of ancient paganism depended on the circulation of texts, artifacts, and people between Christian and Islamic civilizations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2013

Other books in this genre

An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography by Sir E. Maunde Thompson An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography

The revised 1912 edition of a respected work tracing Greek and Latin handwriting from earliest times to the fifteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/01/2013

Reading in Medieval St. Gall by Anna A. Grotans Reading in Medieval St. Gall

An analysis of medieval teaching methods through the surviving manuscripts of the scholar Notker of St Gall.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2012

Wonderful Chinese Characters by Shi Na Wonderful Chinese Characters

This book is made up of 7 chapters, mainly explaining the sounds, forms and meanings of above 100 Chinese characters, in the perspectives of the forms of single-element pictographs in inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells of the Shang Dynasty...
Format: eBook - Released: 01/04/2012

Basmala by Jesse Russell Basmala

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Basmala (Arabic: o*oU...Uo(c)Z basmala) or Bismillah (Arabic: o*oU... oUUUZ) is an Arabic noun used as a collective name for the whole of the recurring Islamic phrase b-ismi-llahi r-raamani r-raaAmi, It is sometimes translated as...
Format: eBook - Released: 18/02/2012

Francisco de Borja y Aragon by Jesse Russell Francisco de Borja y Aragon

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Francisco de Borja y Aragon, conde de Rebolledo, prince of Squillace (1581 - September 26, 1658) was a Spanish writer, official in the court of King Philip III of Spain, and, from December 18,...
Format: eBook - Released: 18/02/2012

The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture by Karen Radner The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

An authoritative guide to the Ancient Middle East as seen through the lens of cuneiform writing, the writing system of ancient Mesopotamia. Written by a team of international scholars, with chapter bibliographies and numerous illustrations, the Handbook is a state-of-the-art...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2011

A History of English Spelling by D. G. Scragg A History of English Spelling

This book provides an outline history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxon' adoption of the Roman alphabet to the present day.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2011

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