Reading and Writing in Babylon

Reading and Writing in Babylon
Author : Dominique Charpin
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 315
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9780674049680
ISBN 13 : 0674049683
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Writing in Babylon Book Description:

How did the invention of writing in the ancient world change our way of thinking, recording, and remembering forever? In this wide-ranging study, Charpin discusses the place of literacy in the early civilization of Babylonia in the time between 2500 and 500 BC. Writing at this time was used for domestic record keeping, tracking inventory and sales, for inscriptions and tombs, and for communicating with gods. He argues for a much wider spread of literacy than previously thought and explains the historical and social contexts within which literacy proliferated in early Babylon.


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