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Palaeography (history of writing) books

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Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs Names, Greetings, Insults, Sayings by Angela McDonald Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs Names, Greetings, Insults, Sayings

The Egyptian hieroglyphic script is one of the most beautiful, fascinating, and expressive writing systems ever invented. This title shows how to create many charming and useful phrases in hieroglyphs for yourself, your friends, your pets - even your house.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

Digital Palaeography by Stewart (King's College London, UK) Brookes, Malte (University of Passau, Germany) Rehbein, Peter (King's College Londo 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: 31/03/2018

Dictionary of Chinese Symbols Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought by Wolfram Eberhard Dictionary of Chinese Symbols Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought

This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely. `An ideal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2015

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 <strong></strong> by Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese <strong></strong>
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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: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2014

Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese <strong></strong> by Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese <strong></strong>
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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

An Eye for Form Epigraphic Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross by Jo Anne Hackett An Eye for Form Epigraphic Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross

At the first meeting of his class in Northwest Semitic Epigraphy at Harvard, Frank Cross would inform students that one of the things each of them needed was an eye for form. By this, he meant the ability to recognize...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2014

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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

Writing as Material Practice Substance, surface and medium by Kathryn. E, Piquette, Ruth. D. Whitehouse Writing as Material Practice Substance, surface and medium
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2013

An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography by Edward 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: 22/08/2013

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

Reading in Medieval St. Gall by Anna A. (Ohio State University) 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: 19/07/2012

Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoey Tabletleri II by Oguz Soysal, Rukiye Akdogan Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoey Tabletleri II
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2012

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

The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture by Karen (Reader in Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London) Radner The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture
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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: 04/10/2011

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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