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Reading ➷ The Invention of Cuneiform Author Jean-Jacques Glassner – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

The Invention of Cuneiform As The First Known System Of Writing, The Cuneiform Symbols Traced In Sumerian Clay Than Six Millennia Ago Were Once Regarded As A Simplistic And Clumsy Attempt To Record In Linear Form The Sounds Of A Spoken Language More Recently, Scholars Have Acknowledged That Early Sumerian Writing Far From Being A Primitive And Flawed Mechanism That Would Be Improved By The Phoenicians And Greeks In Fact Represented A Complete Written Language System, Not Only Meeting The Daily Needs Of Economic And Government Administration, But Also Providing A New Means Of Understanding The World Human History Returning To Early Mesopotamian Texts That Have Been Little Studied Or Poorly Understood, He Traces The Development Of Writing From The Earliest Attempts To The Sophisticated System Of Roughly 640 Signs That Comprised The Sumerian Repertory By About 3200 BC Glassner Further Argues With An Occasional Nod To Derrida That The Invention Of Writing Had A Deeper Metaphysical Significance By Bringing The Divinely Ordained Spoken Language Under Human Control, Sumerians Were Able To Make Invisibility Visible, Separating Themselves From The Divine Order And Creating A New Model Of Power.

Reading ➷ The Invention of Cuneiform  Author Jean-Jacques Glassner – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Hardcover
  • 266 pages
  • The Invention of Cuneiform
  • Jean-Jacques Glassner
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 0801873894

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  1. says:

    The only in depth look at the very beginnings of the cuneiform writing system that I have found There is plenty of food for thought here, even though I disagree with several of the author s contentions Early on the book addresses the nature of different systems of communication that use visual signs The practice and principles of pictography are explored as well the development of syllabic values Another chapter establishes the time and era of the invention as Southern Mesopotamia in the 34t The only in depth look at the very beginnings of the cuneiform writing system that I have found There is plenty of food for thought here, even though I disagree with several of the author s contentions Early on the book addresses the nature of different systems of communication that use visual signs The practice and principles of pictography are explored as well the development of syllabic values Another chapter establi...

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