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The alphabet versus the goddess : the conflict between word and image

Author: Leonard Shlain
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin/Arkana, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of "Art & Physics" now offers "a fascinating account of the evolution of our male and female ways of knowing" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of" Women Who Run with the Wolves"). 35  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Shlain
ISBN: 0140196013 9780140196016 8483062674 9788483062678
OCLC Number: 42454736
Notes: "Readers guide inside, Penguin"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 464, 11 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Image/word --
Hunters/gatherers --
Right brain/left brain --
Males: death/females: life --
Nonverbal/verbal --
Cuneiform/Marduk --
Hieroglyphs/isis --
Aleph/bet --
Hebrews/Israelites --
Abraham/Moses --
Thera/Matzah --
Adam/Eve --
Cadmus/Alpha --
Sappho/Ganymede --
Dionysus/Apollo --
Athens/Sparta --
Lingam/Yoni --
Birth/death --
Yin/yang --
Taosim/Confucianism --
B.C./A.D. --
Jesus/Christ --
Death/rebirth --
Patriarchs/heretics --
Reason/madness --
Illiteracy/celibacy, 500-1000 --
Muslin veils/Muslim words --
Mystic/scholastic, 1000-1300 --
Humanist/egoist, 1300-1500 --
Protestant/catholic --
Faith/hate --
Sorcery/science --
Positive/negative, 1648-1899 --
Id/superego, 1900-1945 --
Page/screen, 1945-2000.
Responsibility: Leonard Shlain.

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