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The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices (Hardback)

P&S History > Archaeology > Archaeological Method & Theory P&S History > Humanities > Language & Literature

Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Contexts of and Relations Between Early Writing Systems
Pages: 384
Illustrations: b/w
ISBN: 9781789254785
Published: 15th February 2021
Casemate UK Academic



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Writing is not just a set of systems for transcribing language and communicating meaning, but an important element of human practice, deeply embedded in the cultures where it is present and fundamentally interconnected with all other aspects of human life. The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices explores these relationships in a number of different cultural contexts and from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including archaeological, anthropological and linguistic. It offers new ways of approaching the study of writing and integrating it into wider debates and discussions about culture, history and archaeology.

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