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Literacy and power in the ancient world

Author: Alan K Bowman; Greg Woolf
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection attempts to set the study of literacy in the ancient world in the wider contexts of the debates among anthropologists over the impact of writing on society.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan K Bowman; Greg Woolf
ISBN: 052143369X 9780521433693 0521587360 9780521587365
OCLC Number: 28375800
Description: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Literacy and power in the ancient world / Alan K. Bowman and Greg Woolf --
The Persepolis tablets : speech, seal and script / D.M. Lewis --
Literacy and the city-state in archaic and classical Greece / Rosalind Thomas --
Literacy and language in Egypt in the Late and Persian Periods / John Ray --
Literacy and power in Ptolemaic Egypt / Dorothy J. Thompson --
Power and the spread of writing in the West / Greg Woolf --
Texts, scribes and power in Roman Judaea / M.D. Goodman --
The Roman imperial army : letters and literacy on the northern frontier / Alan K. Bowman --
Literacy and power in early Christianity / Robin Lane Fox --
Greek and Syriac in Late Antique Syria / S.P. Brock --
Later Roman bureaucracy : going through the files / C.M. Kelly --
Literacy and power in the migration period / Peter Heather --
Texts as weapons : polemic in the Byzantine dark ages / Averil Cameron.
Responsibility: edited by Alan K. Bowman and Greg Woolf.
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