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Literacy in the Persianate World: Writing and the Social Order

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ISBN-13: 978-1934536452
ISBN-10: 1934536458
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Brian Spooner is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. William L. Hanaway is Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (March 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934536458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934536452
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,627,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This well-written excursus on the spread and even ubiquity of Persian writing throughout the world surpassing, Greek or Latin or Arabic, etc. helps correct our understanding of our common history and the part that Persian language and Iranian civilization has played since the time of Cyrus the Great. It's well worth the price and solid scholarship.
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