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    • Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

    • By: Marc Zender, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Marc Zender
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At just over 5,000 years old, writing is actually a relatively recent invention. It has become so central to the way we communicate and live, however, that it often seems as if writing has always existed. But the question remains: Who invented writing, and why?In these 24 fascinating lectures, you'll trace the remarkable saga of the invention and evolution of "visible speech," from its earliest origins to its future in the digital age.

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    • A Spellbinding survey of writing systems

    • By Jacobus on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $34.95