Literacy and Identity in Pre-Islamic Arabia

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In these studies Michael Macdonald examines the extraordinary flowering of literacy in both the settled and nomadic populations of western Arabia in the 1500 years before the birth of Islam, when a larger proportion of the population could read and write than in any other part of the ancient Near East, and possibly any other part of the ancient world. Even among the nomads there seems to have been almost universal literacy in some regions. The scores of thousands of inscriptions and graffiti they left paint a vivid picture ...

Literacy and Identity in Pre-Islamic Arabia 2009, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780754659655

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