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Palaeography (history of writing)

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Palaeography (history of writing)

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

€ 9.38

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

€ 22.58

Paperback. Revealing the secrets of Linear B uncovers fascinating details of an ancient civilisation. Series: Canto Classics. Num Pages: 174 pages, 20 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 2AHA; CFLA; HBLA1; HDDK. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 147 x 9. Weight in Grams: 254.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Edition
2nd Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781107691766
ISBN
9781107691766

€ 18.61

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

€ 46.99
€ 45.10

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

€ 18.99
€ 14.94

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

€ 20.99
€ 19.41

Paperback. A detailed and highly illustrated survey of medieval book hands, essential for graduate students and scholars of the period. Series Editor(s): Ganz, David L.; Webber, Tessa. Series: Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology. Num Pages: 326 pages, 160 b/w illus. BIC Classification: CFL; DQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 244 x 173 x 12. Weight in Grams: 566. From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century. Series: Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology. 324 pages, 160 b/w illus. A detailed and highly illustrated survey of medieval book hands, essential for graduate students and scholars of the period. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: CFL; DQ. Dimension: 244 x 173 x 12. Weight: 710. Series Editor(s) :Ganz, David L.; Webber, Tessa.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Number of pages
326
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Edition
1st Pbk. Ed
Condition
New
SKU
V9780521686907
ISBN
9780521686907

€ 38.48

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

€ 10.99
€ 10.23

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.
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
SKU
KSG0003636
ISBN
9781861891679

€ 11.13

Paperback. A history of the formation of Arabic letters from the earliest styles to modern computer fonts. It is illustrated with examples of Arabic handwriting, calligraphy, and typography that presents the development of Arabic writing styles, from the beginning with reed pens to twenty-first century computerized typesetting. Num Pages: 112 pages, 100 illustrations. BIC Classification: 2CSR; CFL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 228 x 165 x 10. Weight in Grams: 295.
Publisher
The American University in Cairo Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Edition
Bilingual
Condition
New
SKU
V9789774162923
ISBN
9789774162923

€ 19.68

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

€ 17.50

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
€ 12.73