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Palaeography (history of writing)

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Palaeography (history of writing)

Hardcover. Including texts, transliteration, translation and detailed commentary, this volume presents the earliest South Indian inscriptions (circa 2nd century BC to 6th century AD), written in Tamil in local derivations of the Ashokan Brahmi script. Editor(s): Mahadevan, Iravatham. Translator(s): Mahadevan, Iravatham. Series: Harvard Oriental Series. Num Pages: 720 pages, 54 plates, 174 figures, glossary, indexes. BIC Classification: 1F; 2BRT; 3D; CFL; DQ; DSBB; GTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 286 x 219 x 49. Weight in Grams: 2540.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
720
Condition
New
SKU
V9780674012271
ISBN
9780674012271

€ 77.79

Hardcover. Gathers papers from the conference held on the disappearance of writing systems, in Oxford in March 2004. This work features case studies from the Old and New Worlds, ranging over periods from the first millennium BC. It offers a perspective on approaches to writing that can be helpful for the understanding of writing systems. Editor(s): Baines, John; Bennet, Professor John; Houston, Stephen. Num Pages: 384 pages, 63 b&w figures. BIC Classification: CFL; HBTB. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 30. Weight in Grams: 794.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
SKU
V9781845530136
ISBN
9781845530136

€ 108.20

Paperback. This fascinating study confirms that the Indus script was logo-syllabic and that the Indus language belonged to the Dravidian family. Num Pages: 400 pages, 135 line figures 141 tones 32 maps 8 tables. BIC Classification: 1F; CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 271 x 201 x 23. Weight in Grams: 950.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
400
Condition
New
SKU
V9780521795661
ISBN
9780521795661

€ 49.87

Paperback. This rich collection provides a full, coherent study of Carolingian culture from a number of different yet interdependent aspects. Series: Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology. Num Pages: 212 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3F; CFL; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 244 x 172 x 13. Weight in Grams: 380.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
212
Condition
New
SKU
V9780521037112
ISBN
9780521037112

€ 30.19

Paperback. Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow to the ampersand, it reflects the changes in written communication through the ages, charting how punctuation has adapted to each new technological innovation. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: AKD; CBX; CFL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 24. Weight in Grams: 330.
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
New Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780718193881
ISBN
9780718193881

€ 16.99
€ 13.13

Paperback. Num Pages: 216 pages, black and white illustrations; thousands of vocabulary words. BIC Classification: 2GDC; CFLA; CJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 203. .
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9780804843850
ISBN
9780804843850

€ 15.99
€ 14.80

Paperback. Suitable for both runologist and Anglo-Saxonist alike, this title presents discussion of the forms of the runic alphabet and interpretations of individual inscriptions, with consideration of matters on which runes throw light - magic, paganism and literacy. Num Pages: 364 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DFG; 1DN; CFF; CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 158 x 19. Weight in Grams: 544. Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes. 364 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. Suitable for both runologist and Anglo-Saxonist alike, this title presents discussion of the forms of the runic alphabet and interpretations of individual inscriptions, with consideration of matters on which runes throw light - magic, paganism and literacy. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1DFG; 1DN; CFF; CFL. Dimension: 235 x 158 x 19. Weight: 540.
Publisher
BOYE6
Number of pages
364
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1998
Edition
1st paperback reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9780851155999
ISBN
9780851155999

€ 32.99
€ 28.14

Paperback. Writing is one of humanity's greatest inventions. Without it there would be no history and no civilization as we know it. But how, when and where did writing evolve? This book discusses the history of decipherment and major writing systems, from cuneiform and Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs to alphabets and the scripts of China and Japan. Num Pages: 232 pages, many col and b/w illus. BIC Classification: CFL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 254 x 148 x 19. Weight in Grams: 770.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
232
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780500286609
ISBN
9780500286609

€ 19.99
€ 15.72

Paperback. Num Pages: 72 pages, black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 2GJ; CFLA; CJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 275 x 210 x 7. Weight in Grams: 298.
Publisher
Kodansha International
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
SKU
V9781568363899
ISBN
9781568363899

€ 14.99
€ 12.28

Paperback. This book provides an outline history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxon' adoption of the Roman alphabet to the present day. Series: M.Follick S. Num Pages: 148 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 140 x 216 x 8. Weight in Grams: 192.
Publisher
Manchester University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
148
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
New edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780719006395
ISBN
9780719006395

€ 18.13

Paperback. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of the history of Latin script, containing a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance, which outlines the history of book illumination. It is designed as a textbook and contains a full bibliography. Translator(s): Croinin, Daibhm O.; Ganz, David. Num Pages: 302 pages, 23 plates, bibliography. BIC Classification: 2ADL; CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 227 x 151 x 17. Weight in Grams: 528. Antiquity and the Middle Ages. 303 pages, 23 plates, bibliography. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of the history of Latin script, containing a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance, which outlines the history of book illumination. It is designed as a textbook and contains a full bibliography. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: 2ADL; CFL. Dimension: 227 x 151 x 17. Weight: 568. Translator(s): Croinin, Daibhm O.; Ganz, D.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Number of pages
303
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1990
Edition
Later Printing
Condition
New
SKU
V9780521367264
ISBN
9780521367264

€ 33.89

Paperback. From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, this title offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. It focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. Series: Globalities. Num Pages: 352 pages, 150 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: CFL; HBT; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 231 x 134 x 31. Weight in Grams: 452. Good, reading copy. Minor shelf wear on covers and page edges. Underlined throughout.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
SKU
KSG0003636
ISBN
9781861891679

€ 6.00

Paperback. The Egyptians believed that the creator god Ptah brought the world into being by naming everything in it. Names had great power, and kings often over-wrote their own names on the monuments of earlier rulers. This book is about reading, writing and understanding ancient Egyptian names, epithets, titles and phrases. Num Pages: 64 pages, 50 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 2CXG; CFL; HBTG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 259 x 202 x 10. Weight in Grams: 366. Names * Greetings * Insults * Sayings. 64 pages, 50 colour illustrations. The Egyptians believed that the creator god Ptah brought the world into being by naming everything in it. Names had great power, and kings often over-wrote their own names on the monuments of earlier rulers. This is an illustrated guide to reading, writing and understanding ancient Egyptian names, epithets, titles and phrases. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 2CXG; CFL; HBTG. Dimension: 259 x 202 x 10. Weight: 366.
Publisher
British Museum Press
Number of pages
64
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9780714119762
ISBN
9780714119762

€ 11.99
€ 10.62

Hardcover. Series: Ancient Languages. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2ADL; 3D; CBX; CFLA; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
Publisher
British Museum Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
SKU
V9780714122885
ISBN
9780714122885

€ 13.99
€ 11.45

Paperback. Provides introduction to the use of runes as a practical script for a variety of purposes in Anglo-Saxon England. Num Pages: 268 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 2ABA; 3F; 3H; CFL; CFP; DS; HDD; WFU. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 157 x 15. Weight in Grams: 414. 268 pages, black & white illustrations. Provides introduction to the use of runes as a practical script for a variety of purposes in Anglo-Saxon England. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 2ABA; 3F; 3H; CFL; CFP; DS; HDD; WFU. Dimension: 235 x 157 x 15. Weight: 396.
Publisher
Boydell Press
Number of pages
268
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780851159461
ISBN
9780851159461

€ 21.99
€ 20.04

Paperback. This book narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day. It also examines the changing attitudes to spelling, including numerous proposals for spelling reform, ranging from the introduction of new alphabets to more modest attempts to rid English of its silent letters, and the differing agendas they reveal. Num Pages: 288 pages, illustrations (black and white). BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF; CFLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 139 x 17. Weight in Grams: 362.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780198722984
ISBN
9780198722984

€ 23.43

Paperback. It explores how the texts from classical Greece and Rome have survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to preserve them for future generations. In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years. Num Pages: 336 pages, 16 pp black and white plates, 1 line drawing. BIC Classification: 1QDA; 1QDAG; 2ADL; 2AHA; CFL; DSBB; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 141 x 216 x 18. Weight in Grams: 506.
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
364
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
4th Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199686339
ISBN
9780199686339

€ 47.41

Paperback. Drawing from mythology, cosmology, history, the Bible, literature, and esoteric and conventional sources, this book takes the reader on a tour of each of the twenty-six letters of the Roman alphabet. It also shows the history and development of each letter, and how its history, and meanings were reflected in myth, literature, science and religion. Num Pages: 320 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: CFL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 21. Weight in Grams: 266.
Publisher
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC london
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Edition
New Ed
Condition
New
SKU
V9780747552994
ISBN
9780747552994

€ 9.26

Paperback. Num Pages: 704 pages. BIC Classification: 2GJ; CFLA; CJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152. .
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9784805311707
ISBN
9784805311707

€ 29.99
€ 21.83

Paperback. Runes, a unique functional writing system were used for some 1300 years in Scandinavia, from about AD 200 till around the end of the fourteenth century, when the runic alphabet finally gave way to the modern writing system. This book presents an account of the Norwegian examples throughout the period of their use. Translator(s): Hoek, Betsy van der. Num Pages: 218 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ACSN; CFF; CFLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 236 x 158 x 13. Weight in Grams: 340. 218 pages, black & white illustrations. Runes, a unique functional writing system were used for some 1300 years in Scandinavia, from about AD 200 till around the end of the fourteenth century, when the runic alphabet finally gave way to the modern writing system. This book presents an account of the Norwegian examples throughout the period of their use. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 2ACSN; CFF; CFLA. Dimension: 236 x 158 x 13. Weight: 336. Translator(s): Hoek, Betsy van der.
Publisher
BOYE6
Number of pages
218
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
SKU
V9781843835042
ISBN
9781843835042

€ 21.99
€ 20.13

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