Politics and script: aspects of authority and freedom in the development of Graeco-Latin script from the sixth century B.C. to the twentieth century A.D : the Lyell lectures 1957
Originally delivered as a series of lectures in 1956-57, these papers argue that the script was the result of changes in the religious or political environment and was due to the friction between the Church and the State and between east and West Christendom.
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