A concise and accessible introduction to the topic, this book traces the history of cuneiform from its beginnings in the fourth millennium BC to its eventual demise in the face of the ever expanding use of alphabetic Aramaic in the first millennium BC. The authors explain how this pre-alphabetic system worked and how it was possible to use it to record so many different languages. Drawing on examples from the British Museum, which has the largest and most venerable cuneiform collection in the world, this lively volume includes elementary school exercises, revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for royal libraries.
Download «Cuneiform» epub
Tag cloud: cuneiform, cheap download, epub, 1 usd, epub, irving finkel
|Publisher||J. Paul Getty Museum|
|File size||7.4 Mb|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Book rating||0.7 (0 votes)
If you like Cuneiform, read this: