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Literacy and Power in the Ancient World
     

Literacy and Power in the Ancient World

by Alan K. Bowman (Editor), Greg Woolf (Editor)
 
This book consists of a series of studies, each by a specialist in a different period or area of the ancient history of the Mediterranean world and northern Europe, examining the relationship between power and the use of writing in ancient society. The studies range in date from c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 800. It is intended not to provide a complete coverage of the ancient

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This book consists of a series of studies, each by a specialist in a different period or area of the ancient history of the Mediterranean world and northern Europe, examining the relationship between power and the use of writing in ancient society. The studies range in date from c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 800. It is intended not to provide a complete coverage of the ancient world but to use particular case studies to examine ways in which the relationship between literacy and power can be analyzed.

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'Bowman and Woolf's collection has many virtues - not least putting Greek and Roman experience into a wider ancient context. All classicists must read it to broaden their range and enlarge their operating framework.' The Classical Review

'This book is highly informative and always interesting . . . ' JACT Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521433693
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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