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1: Writing and its emergence 2: Development and diffusion of writing 3: Disappearance of scripts 4: Decipherment and undeciphered scripts 5: How writing systems work 6: Alphabets 7: Chinese and Japanese writing 8: Scribes and materials 9: Writing goes electronic Chronology: 3300 BC to AD 2000 References Further reading Index

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Andrew Robinson is a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and holds degrees from Oxford University and the School of Oriental Studies, London. He is now a full-time writer who has worked in book publishing, television and journalism, most recently as Literary Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement from 1994-2006. His previous publications include The Story of Writing, The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris, and Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts.

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