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The Resource In our time: the written world, Melvyn Bragg, (sound recording)

In our time: the written world, Melvyn Bragg, (sound recording)

Label
In our time: the written world
Title
In our time: the written world
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Bragg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Investigates the origins of writing from its first appearance almost 6000 years ago and looks at how it has shaped the world's intellectual history. Focussing on ancient artefacts - tablets, books and manuscripts, the author looks at some turning points in the history of the written word.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1939-
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Bragg, Melvyn
Dewey number
  • 411
  • 411'.09
  • 411.09 - CD
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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  • English language
  • British & Irish history
  • Historical & comparative linguistics
  • History
  • European history
  • Historical & comparative linguistics
Summary expansion
Broadcaster and arts presenter Melvyn Bragg fronts this five-part BBC Radio 4 series about the far-reaching influence of the written word. In this absorbing series, Melvyn Bragg investigates the origins of writing from its first appearance almost 6000 years ago and looks at how it has shaped the world's intellectual history. Focussing on ancient artefacts - tablets, books and manuscripts - he looks at some turning points in the history of the written word. Starting with the very earliest writing system, cuneiform from Mesopotamia, he discovers how making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture. He considers the impact of the invention of the book, examining the earliest intact surviving example in the Western world, the St Cuthbert Gospel. Studying other ancient sacred texts, he investigates the role of writing in the spread of religion; while mediaeval parchments help him to chart how the written word gave rise to all of human literature. Finally, he looks at some influential documents, including the student notebooks of Sir Isaac Newton, and reflects on how writing contributed to the development of modern science, ultimately making the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible
Target audience
general
Label
In our time: the written world, Melvyn Bragg, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
CD-Audio. Audiobook
Control code
9781445843537
Dimensions
14x13x3 cm.
Extent
(139 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781445843537
Specific material designation
sound disc
Label
In our time: the written world, Melvyn Bragg, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
CD-Audio. Audiobook
Control code
9781445843537
Dimensions
14x13x3 cm.
Extent
(139 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781445843537
Specific material designation
sound disc

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