➮ [Ebook] ➩ Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3) By C.B.F. Walker ➺ – Motyourdrive.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3)

  1. says:

    This is a simple, concise overview of cuneiform, perfect for beginners Its 64 pages are full of illustrations and samples of cuneiform from different ancient near eastern languages with a list of the most complete collections in the back Here s the chapter breakdown 1 Origin and Development2 Tablets and Monuments3 Scribes and Libraries4 The Geographical Spread5 Decipherment6 Sample Texts7 FakesI found it all fascinating, particularly the chapters on scribes and libraries, decipherment and fakes As I said, this is only 64 pages It gives a brief overview of these subjects, but Walker writes in clear, simple language I recommend it to anyone interested in Mesopotamian studies or the origin of writing.


  2. says:

    Clear, concise, delightful.


  3. says:

    It s depressing and encouraging at the same time to read a thirty year old book on cuneiform, and realise that the state of knowledge has barely changed.


  4. says:

    A very short but very informative book about cuneiform writing It went into a lot of detail in just a few pages I enjoyed it.


  5. says:

    Good introduction to a difficult topic Major props to the researchers and archaeologists who have been able to bring those ancient times back to us.


  6. says:

    Only 64 pages, but packed with interesting and useful information about cuneiform.


  7. says:

    Of the three introductions to Cuneiform I have read, this is the best organized, most readable, and presents the information most memorably I suspect it can use a bit of updating around the edges, but this is an excellent place to understand what Cuneiform is all about.


  8. says:

    Sometimes you have to wonder what motivates someone to write a non fiction book and in this case you wonder who the author thought the audience would be Here s the important fact you need to know it s 64 pages If all those pages contained useful facts that could get you started reading cuneiform or even allowed you to learn its history to some depth it would be worth it As it stands there is less detail in here than you will find on the Wikipedia page And that s saying something It would be surprising if you could even get a history channel special out of it.Having said that it is pretty much the only book out there that can function as an introduction to this ancient form of writing, which makes it essentially recommended reading.


  9. says:

    Per chi volesse avere un panorama sul cuneiforme sotto tutti gli aspetti, questo il testo giusto


  10. says:

    This is one of six volumes collectively entitled Reading The Past It was my first introduction to cuneiform, long before the Internet and Wikipedia.


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Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3) download Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3), read online Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3), kindle ebook Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3), Cuneiform (Reading the Past, Vol 3) 87b448fb22f4 The Cuneiform Writing System Flourished In The Near East From BeforeBC To ADThis Book Surveys The Development Of The Script From The Earliest Pictographic Signs To The Latest Astronomical Tablets And The Process By Which It Came To Be Used For Writing Many Different Near Eastern Languages Sample Texts Show How The Script Is Analysed Into Words And Syllables And How To Read The Names Of The Most Famous Kings As They Appear On Monuments In Addition, Extracts From Contemporary Sumerian Literature And School Texts Give An Account Of The Training Of The Scribes, And The Various Types Of Inscription They Wrote Are Illustrated The Decipherment Of Cuneiform Is Explained And For The Collector Some Guidelines For The Identification Of Fake Inscriptions Are Given