The beginnings of the written culture in Antiquity

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by M. Isabel Panosa
published on 28 November 2011

This paper proposes an analysis of writing as a system for communication, since its origins, in terms of its uses and socio-cultural context. We shall also look to review and comment on the way in which it has evolved in time and space and its primordial domains for expression. Likewise, we shall look at the current state of affairs with respect to graphic communication, which includes the alphabet, logographic systems and symbols. From a more global point of view, the relationship between the concept of writing and the concept of civilisation is studied and two dimensions are set out: the oral culture and the written culture.

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Written by M. Isabel Panosa, linked by Jan van der Crabben, published 28 November 2011. Source URL: http://www.uoc.edu/humfil/articles/eng/panosa0304/panosa0304.pdf.

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