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

Author: Leonard Shlain
Publisher: New York : Penguin/Compass, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates how alphabetic literacy caused the development of the brain's left half over the right, which affected the role and power of women.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Shlain
ISBN: 0140196013 9780140196016 0670878839 9780670878833
OCLC Number: 49762419
Notes: "Readers guide inside, Penguin"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 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 --
Taoism/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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