Origins of the Alphabets - Introduction to Archaeology.
This book describes the development of the alphabet in ancient times. The alphabet was introduced by the Semites; in fact it was primarily a Semetic method of writing. The Canaanites developed the first alphabet in the middle of the 2nd millenium B.C; gradually other Semetic peoples and ancient Greeks learned this way of writing. Each nation developed its own independent script basing itself on the Canaanite prototype.
Published in Israel by Palphot.
Author: Joseph Naveh.
Size: 9 x 7 inches.
72 pages paperback.
This book describes the development of alphabets from ancient times:
the origins as a Semitic form of writing
development of various scripts (Phoenician, Hebrew, Arabic, Jewish)
the relationships between the scripts
the evolution of modern letter forms (Jewish, Arabic, Greek, Latin)
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