Biblioclasm: The Mythical Origins, Magic Powers, and Perishability of the Written Word

Biblioclasm: The Mythical Origins, Magic Powers, and Perishability of the Written Word

by Marc Drogin
     
 

uthor Marc Drogin begins where both creation and destruction had their roots: with that most wonderful gift, the alphabet. He traces the mythic origins of the alphabet in ancient, classical and medieval cultures and relates how letters, words, and numbers had a magical significance in the past. After describing the divine origins of the alphabet, he offers a

Overview

uthor Marc Drogin begins where both creation and destruction had their roots: with that most wonderful gift, the alphabet. He traces the mythic origins of the alphabet in ancient, classical and medieval cultures and relates how letters, words, and numbers had a magical significance in the past. After describing the divine origins of the alphabet, he offers a glimpse of some of the magic and miracles associated with the written word, and goes on to the adventures and vicissitudes of books down through the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847675029
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/13/1989
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 6.48(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Marc Drogin is a professional medieval calligrapher and illuminator as well as a teacher and writer.

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