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Literacy And Power In The Ancient World

Pub Date : 1996-12-05 | Author : Alan K. Bowman | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521587360
ISBN 13 : 9780521587365

Was writing a revolutionary innovation, prompting or participating in social change, or a fundamentally repressive and disciplinary technology? The book consists of a series of stu..

Ancient Literacy

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : William V. HARRIS | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674033817
ISBN 13 : 9780674033818

W. V. Harris provides the first thorough exploration of the levels, types, and functions of literacy in the classical world, from the invention of the Greek alphabet about 800 B.C...

The Measure Of Civilization

Pub Date : 2013-01-27 | Author : Ian Morris | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400844760
ISBN 13 : 1400844762

In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of..

Severan Culture

Pub Date : 2007-10-04 | Author : Simon Swain | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780521859820
ISBN 13 : 0521859824

Surveys the Severan period's many developments in literature, philosophy, religion, art, archaeology and culture...

The Oxford Handbook Of Late Antiquity

Pub Date : 2012-10-11 | Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199996339
ISBN 13 : 0199996334

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of wester..

Tales Of The Barbarians

Pub Date : 2010-12-01 | Author : Greg Woolf | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 1444390805
ISBN 13 : 9781444390803

Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theo..

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