In Our Time: The Written World
- Narrated by: Melvyn Bragg
- Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
- Radio/TV Program
- Release date: 01-14-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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The second programme sees Bragg considering the impact of the invention of the book and examining one of the earliest surviving examples. The third programme examines the role of writing in the spread of religions, and the fourth programme looks at how the invention of writing made it possible to record history and how oral poetry traditions were transformed into the new medium of literature.
Bragg concludes his survey of the written word by considering how the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Englightenment possible.
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By Daryl on 01-30-15
Enjoyable and informative audio book
What did you love best about In Our Time: The Written World?
The interaction with subject experts across the broad sweep of history covered makes this a very interesting as well as entertaining book.
What did you like best about this story?
The tracking of writing through its impacts down the centuries was a very good way to tell this story.