Week 6

Book of Kells, Ireland, c. 800 CE


READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 55–60

Did the alphabet change Greek culture? How much of classical Greece depended on an oral culture? Did writing play a role in the development of early democracy?

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READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 73–79

What relationship existed between religion and books in the Middle Ages in Europe? How were books produced? Who produced books and who read them? How was the knowledge of classical Greece conveyed to Europe, and by whom? What effects did this "lost" knowledge have on European thinking?

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