Glance of Handwriting History

Krismawati By Krismawati, 5th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is unfortunate that some countries began to eliminate from the school curriculum the lesson of art of writing beautifully (calligraphy) and replace them with the skills to use computers to his students. While people not easy to get this lesson in the past.

Glance of Handwriting History

Before known handwriting, science presented by the parents to the younger generation through oral language and direct example, but along with the development of language, the art of writing and reading became known as alternative convey the message.
The nations who leading the way in start the civilizations wrote among other things are: The Sumerians who developed a cuneiform script writing around 3000 BC, Egyptian with their hieroglyphs art around 2800 BC, and the precursor Kanji Chinese around 1800 BC. In Rome, the development of writing allowed cultures to record events, history, law, theories in mathematics, science, medicine, literature and so on.
Culture of writing and reading at the time was not yet widely known, as well as the school has not been considered important and not a basic needs of human. Lessons literacy and the art of writing (calligraphy) is only reserved for the royal family and that's also limited to boys, while girls stayed at home and just taught household skills by their mother.
The awareness of the importance of reading and writing skills are just beginning to evolve beyond royal circles with the establishment of public schools. But once again still limited to the rich. By these skills born the poets and scientists. For those poor who are less fortunate, the learning opportunities can only be tasted if they become monks. All the works of the poets, scholars and monks cleverly closely watched by the government.
In a further development, Mesopotamia is the first nation who open greater opportunities to people both men and women from all walks of life to learn to read and write. The library a lot of standing in the city. The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia was one of the earliest known works of literary fiction world.

Excerpted from various sources


Calligraphy, Egyptians, Graphology, Handwriting, History Of Handwriting, Literature, Mesopotamia, Sumerians, The Precursor Kanji Chinese

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