A history of writing : from hieroglyph to multimedia.

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Uniform title:Histoire de l'écriture. English
Edition:English-language ed.
Imprint:[Paris, France] : Flammarion, c2002.
Description:403 p. ; 29 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Writing -- History.
Written communication -- History.
Writing.
Written communication.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4782997
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Other authors / contributors:Christin, Anne Marie.
ISBN:2080108875
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: From Image to Writing / Anne-Marie Christin
  • I. Origins and Reinventions
  • The Precursors of the Written Word in the Danube River Basin / Michael Guichard
  • Cuneiform Script / Jean-Marie Durand
  • How Cuneiform Script was Deciphered / Michael Guichard
  • The Mesopotamian Scribes / Dominique Charpin
  • The Scripts of Ancient Egypt / Pascal Vernus
  • Adaptation of Script of Monuments / Pascal Vernus
  • Writing in China / Leon Vandermeersch
  • The Practice of Chinese Calligraphy / Leon Vandermeersch
  • From Pyroscapulimancy to Writing / Leon Vandermeersch
  • The Scripts of Continental India / Georges-Jean Pinault
  • Writing in Japan / Pascal Griolet
  • The Writing in the Picture / Jacqueline Pigeot
  • Pictures in Writing / Marianne Simon-Oikawa
  • Buddhist Writings in Southeast Asia / Catherine Bizot and Francois Bizot
  • The Korean Alphabet / Daniel Bouchez
  • Vietnamese Script and Society / Nguyen Phu Phong
  • Printing and the Reproduction of the Written Word in the Far East / Jean-Pierre Drege
  • The Japanese Press / Cecile Sakai
  • Mayan Script and Society from the Second Through the Tenth Centuries / Michael Davoust
  • Nahuatl Script / Marc Thouvenot
  • A Mixtec Manuscript / Martine Simonin
  • The Peruvian Quipus / Daniele Lavallee
  • Rongo-Rongo: The Easter Island Script / Michael Guichard
  • II. Alphabets and Derived Scripts
  • Aegean Scripts of the Second Millennium B.C.E / Jean-Pierre Olivier
  • The Origin of the Western Semitic Alphabet and Scripts / Andre Lemaire
  • The Aleph of the Kabalists / Charles Mopsik
  • Arabic Script / Francois Deroche
  • Writings in the Margins of Arabic Manuscripts / Jacqueline Sublet
  • The Greek Alphabets / Catherine Dobias-Lalou
  • Inscriptions on Greek Vases / Francois Lissarrague
  • The Script of Ancient Italy / Dominique Briquel
  • Inscriptions on Coinage / Michel Amandry
  • Christian Alphabets of the Caucasus / Jean-Pierre Mahe
  • Cyrillic Script / Vladimir Vodoff
  • Runic Script / Francois-Xavier Dillmann
  • Ogamic Script / Pierre-Yves Lambert
  • The Scripts of Sub-Saharan Africa / Jean Boulegue and Bertrand Hirsch
  • III. The Image in Western Writing
  • Writing in the Middle Ages / Michel Parisse
  • The Book of Kells / Jennifer O'Reilly
  • A Medieval State Managing Book / Darwin Smith
  • Forms and History of Writing in Italy / Armando Petrucci
  • Spelling in France: Texts and Style / Nina Catach
  • Signatures / Beatrice Fraenkel
  • Urban Forms of Writing in the Eighteenth Century / Daniel Roche
  • Letter Writing in France in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries / Roger Chartier
  • Letter Writing in France in the Nineteenth Century / Cecile Dauphin
  • French and English Primers in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries / Segolene Le Men
  • Literacy in Western Societies / Beatrice Fraenkel
  • The Material Surface of Modern Literary Manuscripts / Claire Bustarret
  • Flaubert: The Labor of Writing / Pierre-Marc de Biasi
  • Raymond Queneau: The Form and Meaning of a Manuscript / Emmanuel Souchier
  • The Rise of Printing in the West / Henri-Jean Martin
  • The History of Typographic Forms in Europe / Rene Ponot
  • Typographies for Children / Annie Renonciat
  • Lettering on Posters / Anne-Marie Christin
  • Visual Poetry, Painters' Books / Anne-Marie Christin
  • Digital Forms of Typography / Jacques Andre
  • Writing and Multimedia / Yves Jeanneret.