Palaeography (history of writing)

    Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean Writing Systems

    Paperback Save £5.46 = £30.54

    Examines the relationships between the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan `Hieroglyphic', Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan and the Cypriot Syllabary, demonstrating the great advances made by inter-disciplinary studies.

    Chinese Characters Made Easy

    By Michael L. Kluemper

    Paperback Save £3.53 = £11.45

    "Whether you're a serious student or simply curious, this book makes the Chinese reading and writing system enjoyable and accessible. A lighthearted mnemonic approach associates the 1,000 most common Chinese characters with visual and verbal clues that make memorization a snap!"--Back cover.

    Reading & Writing Chinese Traditional Character Edition

    By William McNaughton

    Paperback Save £3.14 = £10.85

    This is a compete and easy to use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published.

    Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

    By Kenneth G. Henshall

    Paperback Save £6.54 = £15.96

    Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo "General Use" list--providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all...

    Writing Systems

    By Geoffrey Sampson

    Hardback £50.46

    The cultures of the world have chosen different ways to make spoken language visible and permanent. The original edition of Writing Systems represented the first time that modern linguistic principles were brought to bear on a study of this. Now this new edition brings the story up to date.

    Writing Systems

    By Geoffrey Sampson

    Paperback £20.82

    The cultures of the world have chosen different ways to make spoken language visible and permanent. The original edition of Writing Systems represented the first time that modern linguistic principles were brought to bear on a study of this. Now this new edition brings the story up to date.

    Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers

    By Ralph Hanna

    Paperback £22.00

    This book is the first to address medieval book history for graduate students of medieval English literature. Ralph Hanna presents a history of the English medieval book through a series of examples centred on carefully chosen texts and their physical and cultural surrounds.

    Canto Classics

    By John Chadwick

    Paperback £12.79

    The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times.

    Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

    By Lori Emerson

    Hardback Save £8.74 = £47.26

    Lori Emerson examines how interfaces-from today\u2019s multitouch devices to yesterday\u2019s desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson\u2019s self-bound fascicle volumes-mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into the past, she shows how writers have long tested and...

    Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting

    By Kitty Burns Florey

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

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