The mysteries of the alphabet: the origins of writing

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Abbeville Press, May 15, 1999 - Art - 381 pages
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tells how Protosinaic pictograms -- derived from Egyptian heiroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai only at the beginning of the twentieth century -- changed through the millennia and left their traces on our alphabet.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
PART
113
PART THRKK
349
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About the author (1999)

Ouaknin holds a doctorate in philosophy and is the director of the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Juives in Paris and an Associate Professor at the University of Bar-Han in Israel, where he teaches comparative literature.

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