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What Is Writing?

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

What Is Writing?

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

It has been said that writing exists only in a civilization and a civilization cannot exist without writing, but is that accurate? Consider the validity of this statement and examine several of the critical functions that writing has served during the past 5,000 years. Also, get an introduction to pictography and its limitations.


April 26, 2016
most facinating by the fantastic and wimsical interpretatn of writing always what i wanted to ask but my por are not phds exelent!