Author:Dieter B. Herrmann; translated and Revised By Kevin Krisciunas

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The History of Astronomy from Herschel to Hertzsprung

By: Dieter B. Herrmann; translated and Revised By Kevin Krisciunas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003337

ISBN: 0521257336

Condition: Fine


This book assesses the impact of writing on human societies, both in the Ancient Near East and in contemporary Africa, and highlights some general features of social systems that have been influenced by this major change in the mode of communication. Such features are central to any attempt at the theoretical definition of human society and such constituent phenomena as religious and legal systems, and in this study Professor Goody explores the role of a specific mechanism, the introduction of writing and the development of a written tradition, in the explanation of some important social diffe... View more info