Literacy and Power in the Ancient World

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Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 28, 1997
ISBN  0521587360
Pages  260

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This book consists of a series of studies, each by a specialist in a different period or area of the ancient history of the Mediterranean world and northern Europe, examining the relationship between power and the use of writing in ancient society. The studies range in date from c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 800. It is intended not to provide a complete coverage of the ancient world but to use particular case studies to examine ways in which the relationship between literacy and power can be analyzed.

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