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Geography, Writing System and History of Ancient Civilizations

Pak Hung Mo
Published Online: 2015-03-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/me-2014-0015


We find an undiscovered effect of geography on the choices of writing system in ancient civilizations that in turn drive their courses of historical evolution. The history of the ancient civilizations was driven by the causation spirals generated by the writing system chosen by their ancient ancestors. Understanding the mechanism can enlighten our present political choices that in turn determine the future course of humankind evolution. It can also inspire us about the clue to build an inclusive global society that can integrate the cumulative knowledge, ideas and technology of the diverse speech-communities in the world for a better quality of living for all.

Keywords: Geography; writing system


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Published Online: 2015-03-03

Published in Print: 2015-06-01

Citation Information: Man and the Economy, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 25–43, ISSN (Online) 2196-9647, ISSN (Print) 2196-9639, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/me-2014-0015.

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