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June 16, 2022 30 min
Italian history professor Silvia Ferrara discusses how written language came to be invented in different parts of the world and at different times, the downsides of written language, and what the future of written language could look like. Professor Ferrara's new book is The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts.
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