Approaches to the History of Written Culture: A World - download pdf or read online

By Martyn Lyons,Rita Marquilhas

ISBN-10: 3319541358

ISBN-13: 9783319541358

This ebook investigates the historical past of writing as a cultural perform in a number of contexts and classes. It analyses the rituals and practices selecting intimate or ‘ordinary’ writing in addition to bureaucratic and non secular writing. From the inscribed photos of ‘pre-literate’ societies, to the democratization of writing within the sleek period, entry to writing know-how and its private and non-private makes use of are tested. In ten reports, provided via major historians of scribal tradition from seven nations, the e-book investigates the makes use of of writing in non-alphabetical in addition to alphabetical script, in societies starting from local the US and historical Korea to fashionable Europe. The authors emphasise the fabric features of writing, and in so doing they pose questions on the definition of writing itself. Drawing on services in quite a few disciplines, they offer an updated account of the present country of information in a box on the leading edge of ‘Book History’.

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