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The Resource Absent voices : the story of writing systems in the West, Rochelle Altman

Absent voices : the story of writing systems in the West, Rochelle Altman

Label
Absent voices : the story of writing systems in the West
Title
Absent voices
Title remainder
the story of writing systems in the West
Statement of responsibility
Rochelle Altman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Absent Voices is unique among books that explore one of mankind's greatest achievements: the art of writing. Writing enabled communication by the absent; yet, beneath any communication system, so conspicuous that it is concealed, lies a culture's writing system. If there be no writing system, there be no books, no libraries, and no world wide web. Not just a history, Rochelle Altman's work examines the complex unity of writing systems." "Absent Voices is the first book that examines writing systems in the full dictionary meaning of the word: a set or assemblage of things connected or associated so as to form a complex unity." "Absent Voices is a "must read" for all biblical, classical, and medieval scholars as well as anyone interested in the history of Western writing system, their origins, and their components that are the basis of the giant communication systems of today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altman, Rochelle
Dewey number
411/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.A53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writing
  • Written communication
Label
Absent voices : the story of writing systems in the West, Rochelle Altman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visible Voices
  • Separate Voices
  • Intermezzo
  • To Sing a New Song
  • Changing Voices
  • Silenced Voices
  • Words
  • Absent Voices
  • Beginnings
  • Borrowings
  • To Spread the Word
  • More Than Words
  • The British Isles
  • Mixed Voices
Control code
52178352
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781584561088
Lccn
2003050627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Absent voices : the story of writing systems in the West, Rochelle Altman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Visible Voices
  • Separate Voices
  • Intermezzo
  • To Sing a New Song
  • Changing Voices
  • Silenced Voices
  • Words
  • Absent Voices
  • Beginnings
  • Borrowings
  • To Spread the Word
  • More Than Words
  • The British Isles
  • Mixed Voices
Control code
52178352
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781584561088
Lccn
2003050627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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