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The disappearance of writing systems : perspectives on literacy and communication / edited by John Baines, John Bennet, Stephen Houston.

Contributor(s): Baines, John, 1946- | Bennet, John, 1957- | Houston, Stephen D
Publisher: London : Equinox, 2008.Description: xviii, 378 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781845530136DDC classification: 411.09
Contents:
Now you see it; now you don't! the disappearance of the linear A script on Crete / J. Bennet; The disappearance of writing systems: hieroglyphic Luwian / J.D. Hawkins; The obsolescence and demise of cuneiform writing in Elam / J. Black; Increasingly redundant: the growing obsolescence of the cuneiform script in Babylonia from 539 BC / D. Brown; Postscript: redundancy reconsidered: reflections on David Brown's thesis / J. Cooper; Script obsolescence in ancient Italy: from pre-Roman to Roman writing / K. Lomas; Whatever happened to Kharasthi? the fate of a forgotten Indic script / R. Salomon; On the demise of Egyptian writing: working with a problematic source basis / M. A. Stadler; The last traces of Meroitic? a tentative scenario for the disappearance of the Meroitic script / C. Rilly; the phoenix of Phoinikeia: alphabetic reincarnation in Arabia / M. C. A. MacDonald; The small deaths of Maya writing / S. D. Houston; The death of Mexican pictography / E. Hill Boone; Late Khipu use / F. Salomon; Disappearance of writing systems: the Manchu case / G. Stary; Revelatory scripts, 'the unlettered genius', and the appearance and disappearance of writing / J. Monaghan; History without text / C. Gosden; Writing and its multiple disappearances / J. Baines.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Now you see it; now you don't! the disappearance of the linear A script on Crete / J. Bennet; The disappearance of writing systems: hieroglyphic Luwian / J.D. Hawkins; The obsolescence and demise of cuneiform writing in Elam / J. Black; Increasingly redundant: the growing obsolescence of the cuneiform script in Babylonia from 539 BC / D. Brown; Postscript: redundancy reconsidered: reflections on David Brown's thesis / J. Cooper; Script obsolescence in ancient Italy: from pre-Roman to Roman writing / K. Lomas; Whatever happened to Kharasthi? the fate of a forgotten Indic script / R. Salomon; On the demise of Egyptian writing: working with a problematic source basis / M. A. Stadler; The last traces of Meroitic? a tentative scenario for the disappearance of the Meroitic script / C. Rilly; the phoenix of Phoinikeia: alphabetic reincarnation in Arabia / M. C. A. MacDonald; The small deaths of Maya writing / S. D. Houston; The death of Mexican pictography / E. Hill Boone; Late Khipu use / F. Salomon; Disappearance of writing systems: the Manchu case / G. Stary; Revelatory scripts, 'the unlettered genius', and the appearance and disappearance of writing / J. Monaghan; History without text / C. Gosden; Writing and its multiple disappearances / J. Baines.

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