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Isaac Taylor (1829-1901) is best known for his archaeological and philological works, especially his detailed study of the alphabets published in 1883. This book on the Semitic alphabets comprises the first volume of Taylor’s 1883 study. Taylor begins with a discussion on the invention of writing and the origin of the alphabet, then gives a discussion of three alphabetic families, what he calls the Phoenician alphabet, the Aramean alphabets (covering Palmyra, Hebrew, Syriac, Mongolian, and Arabic), and the south Semitic alphabets (covering Sabean and Ethiopic).
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-681-5
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Publication Date: Jul 21,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 376
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-681-5
$176.00

Isaac Taylor (1829-1901) is best known for his archaeological and philological works, especially his detailed study of the alphabets published in 1883. This book on the Semitic alphabets comprises the first volume of Taylor’s 1883 study. Taylor begins with a discussion on the invention of writing and the origin of the alphabet, then gives a discussion of three alphabetic families, what he calls the Phoenician alphabet, the Aramean alphabets (covering Palmyra, Hebrew, Syriac, Mongolian, and Arabic), and the south Semitic alphabets (covering Sabean and Ethiopic).

Isaac Taylor (1829-1901) is best known for his archaeological and philological works, especially his detailed study of the alphabets published in 1883. This book on the Semitic alphabets comprises the first volume of Taylor’s 1883 study. Taylor begins with a discussion on the invention of writing and the origin of the alphabet, then gives a discussion of three alphabetic families, what he calls the Phoenician alphabet, the Aramean alphabets (covering Palmyra, Hebrew, Syriac, Mongolian, and Arabic), and the south Semitic alphabets (covering Sabean and Ethiopic).

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  • PREFACE (page 5)
  • CONTENTS OF VOL. I. (page 13)
  • TABLES. (page 15)
  • ILLSTRATIONS. (page 17)
  • CHAPTER I. THE INVENTORS OF WRITING. (page 19)
  • CHAPTER II. THE ORIGIN OF THE ALPHABET. (page 88)
  • TRANSMISSION OF SEMITIC FORMS (page 96)
  • Genealogy of the Semitic Family of Alphabets. (page 99)
  • AFFLATION OF EQYPTION AND SEMITIC ALPHABETS. (page 117)
  • CHAPTER III. THE PRIMITIVE LETTERS. (page 176)
  • TRANSLIERATIONS OF THE SEMITIC LETTERS. (page 194)
  • CHAPTERNIV. THE PHCENICIAN ALPHABET. (page 215)
  • THE PHCENICIAN ALPHABETS. (page 245)
  • CHAPTER V. THE ARAMEAN ALPHABETS. (page 263)
  • EVOLUTION OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET. (page 288)
  • THE SYRIAC ALPHABETS. (page 306)
  • THE MONGOLIAN ALPHABET (page 326)
  • COMPARATIVE TABLE OF SYRIAC & ARABIC ALPHABETS (page 333)
  • THE ARABIC ALPHABET. (page 344)
  • TRANSLITERATIONS OF ARABIC AND PERSIAN LETTERS (page 351)
  • CHAPTER VI. THE SOUTH SEMITIC ALPHABENTS. (page 353)
  • THE SOUTH SEMITIC ALPHABETS (page 356)
  • THE ETHIOPIC ALPHABET. (page 370)
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