The History of Writing and Reading – Part 3B: The Rise of Indo-European Languages (Part 2 of 2)

[Editor’s note: This is the fourth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. It is also the second part in our discussion of Indo-European languages. Links to all the previous posts in this series are listed at the end of this one.] Last time, … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 3B: The Rise of Indo-European Languages (Part 2 of 2)”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 2: Egyptian Forms

[Editor’s note: This is the second of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today.] In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the very beginnings of … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 2: Egyptian Forms”