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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

€ 77.87

Paperback. Num Pages: 352 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white). BIC Classification: 1QDAG; CFLA; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 137 x 197 x 25. Weight in Grams: 312.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Profile Books
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781781251331
ISBN
9781781251331

€ 14.99
€ 12.29

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

€ 109.74

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
Edition
Reissue
SKU
V9780521795661
ISBN
9780521795661

€ 49.99
€ 49.92

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
Edition
1st Edition
SKU
V9780521037112
ISBN
9780521037112

€ 30.23

Paperback. Gathers papers from the conference held on the disappearance of writing systems, in Oxford in March 2004. This title offers a fresh perspective on approaches to writing that can be significant for the understanding of writing systems and their social functions, literacy, memory, and high-cultural communication systems in general. Editor(s): Baines, John; Bennet, Professor John; Houston, Stephen. Num Pages: 384 pages, 63 figures. BIC Classification: CFLA. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 235 x 206 x 21. Weight in Grams: 590.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Edition
Illustrated
SKU
V9781845539078
ISBN
9781845539078

€ 32.77

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

€ 17.99
€ 13.15

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
€ 15.58

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

€ 4.64

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
€ 10.63

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
€ 11.46

Paperback. Presents the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the great decipherment of an ancient Maya script revised with the advanced developments. This title features 113 illustrations that provide details about the people and texts that have enabled us to read the Maya script. Num Pages: 304 pages, 113 illustrations. BIC Classification: 2JNM; CFL; HD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 159 x 26. Weight in Grams: 694.
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Edition
3rd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780500289556
ISBN
9780500289556

€ 25.99
€ 18.94

Paperback. The only grammar that incorporates the most recent understanding of Middle Egyptian and a basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture. Num Pages: 610 pages, 20 b/w illus. 1 map 25 exercises. BIC Classification: 2CXG; CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 175 x 244 x 32. Weight in Grams: 1046.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
3rd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781107663282
ISBN
9781107663282

€ 52.40

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

€ 24.69

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
Condition
New
SKU
V9780747552994
ISBN
9780747552994

€ 9.34

Paperback. "This is an excellent, accessible introduction to writing's origins and development; Powell's jargon-free exposition clarifies many important issues in a way that specialist discussions have rarely achieved to date. Num Pages: 296 pages, Illustrations, maps, music. BIC Classification: 2AHA; CBX; CFLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 132 x 16. Weight in Grams: 376.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc United States
Number of pages
296
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781118255322
ISBN
9781118255322

€ 35.18

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
€ 20.16

Paperback. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 2GJ; CFLA; CJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Edition
Book and Kit
Condition
New
SKU
V9780804846257
ISBN
9780804846257

€ 12.32