At 00:03 +0900 11/11/01, Berthold Frommann wrote:

> > I don't know if a "Hartmann" wrote a book called Die
>> Universalgeschichte der Schrift. I know that Harald Haarmann did, and
>> his discussion of Vinca is pp. 70-81.
>Ooops, you're right of course. My bookshelf is several thousand kilometers
>away, on another continent. Hartmann wrote a book on Japanese history - and
>I was reading the two books at about the same time, so the authors' names
>got mixed up in my mind ...

Well, Haarmann's book is very, very, very useful, whatever errors it
may contain.
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