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Writing from its Origins to Present Day

A complete book to discovering the richness and diversity of all writings.

  • Type of work: a reference illustrated book
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Format: 17 x 23,5 cm
  • Recommanded retail price: 48 €
  • Target market: History enthusiasts, amateurs of anthropology, paleography and history of human societies.
  • Authors: Bruno Blasselle, Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet, François Deroche, Michael Guichard, Marguerite Fonta, André Lemaire, François Lissarrague, Jean Renaud, Pierre Gonneau, Pascal Vernus, Chrystelle Maréchal, Nguyên Phu Phong, Martine Prost, André Cauty, Jean-Michel Hoppan, Martine Simonin et Dominique Briquel.
  • Rights available: world

Born 3500 years BCE, writing comes from the desire of people to leave a trace of the speech, to make it visible and transmittable. From small pictographic tablets of Uruk, in Mesopotamia until the invention of the printing press, passing through the first Chinese characters carved on the shells of tortoise, the invention of numbers, the wonderful pages of Arabic calligraphy with the arabesques or Mixtec manuscripts which the successive images are read such as words ... all evidence shows the desire of people to inscribe for ever their thought.

l'écriture des origines à nos jours

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