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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess : The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess The Conflict Between Word and Image
Author: Leonard Shlain
Is it sheer coincidence that the European witch hunts quickly followed the invention of the printing press? In his groundbreaking work The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, Leonard Shlain proposes that the invention of writing, particularly alphabetic writing, rewired the human brain, causing profound cultural changes in history, religion, and gender...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140196016
ISBN-10: 0140196013
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 496
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3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a terrific book and a scholarly look at language and it's real meaning and effect on our lives. The word etymology is fascinating.
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A really cool look at evolution and how it affected womens' standing in society. Excellent for womens studies majors.


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