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The alphabet versus the goddess

the conflict between word and image

by Leonard Shlain

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Written communication -- Social aspects,
  • Literacy -- Social aspects,
  • Alphabet -- History,
  • Language and culture,
  • Patriarchy,
  • Misogyny

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-453) and index.

    StatementLeonard Shlain.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP211.7 .S57 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 464 p. :
    Number of Pages464
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL361538M
    ISBN 100670878839
    LC Control Number98021673


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The alphabet versus the goddess by Leonard Shlain Download PDF EPUB FB2

That's a pretty audacious claim, one that The Alphabet Versus the Goddess provides extensive historical and cultural correlations to support.

Shlain's thesis takes readers from the evolutionary steps that distinguish the human brain from that of the primates to the development of the Internet. The very act of learning written language, he Cited by:   The premise of this book is pretty straight forward: the invention of the alphabet has created inequality among the genders.

The author gives numerous instances in which a polytheistic (often with a goddess or numerous goddess central to its belief system) society became literate and shifted towards a monotheistic patriarchal society/5.

The first book written in an alphabet was the Old Testament and its most important passage was the Ten Commandments. The first two reject of any goddess influence and ban any form of representative art. The love of Mary, Chivalry, and courtly love arose during the illiterate Dark Ages and plummeted after the invention of the printing press in.

Admired among artists, scientists, philosophers, anthropologists and educators, Leonard Shlain authored three best-selling books: Art & Physics.

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess by Leonard Shlain About the Book This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations.

Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology,€Dr. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess is a fascinating read in its entirety, certain to pull into question a great many of our cultural assumptions and perceived givens. donating = loving Every week for more than 13 years, I have been pouring tremendous time, thought, love, and resources into Brain Pickings, which remains free (and ad-free) and is.