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The Resource Cultural memory and early civilization : writing, remembrance, and political imagination, Jan Assmann

Cultural memory and early civilization : writing, remembrance, and political imagination, Jan Assmann

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Cultural memory and early civilization : writing, remembrance, and political imagination
Title
Cultural memory and early civilization
Title remainder
writing, remembrance, and political imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jan Assmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity, and culture. It investigates how cultures remember, arguing that human memory exists and is communicated in two ways, namely inter-human interaction and in external systems of notation, such as writing, which can span generations. Dr. Assmann defines two theoretical concepts of cultural memory, differentiating between the long-term memory of societies, which can span up to 3,000 years, and communicative memory, which is typically restricted to 80-100 years. He applies this theoretical framework to case studies of four specific cultures, illustrating the function contexts and specific achievements, including the state, international law, religion, and science. Ultimately, his research demonstrates that memory is not simply a means of retaining information, but rather a force that can shape cultural identity and allow cultures to respond creatively to both daily challenges and catastrophic changes"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Assmann, Jan
Dewey number
930
Index
index present
LC call number
CB311
LC item number
.A75 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • Group identity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Written communication
  • Politics and culture
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Greece
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Collective memory
  • Group identity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Memory
  • Politics and culture
  • Written communication
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Schriftlichkeit
  • Schrift
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Politische Identität
  • Altertum
  • Schrift
  • Schriftlichkeit
  • Politische Kultur
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Alter Orient
Label
Cultural memory and early civilization : writing, remembrance, and political imagination, Jan Assmann
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The theoretical basis -- Memory culture -- Written culture -- Cultural identity and political imagination -- pt. 2. Case studies -- Egypt -- Israel and the invention of religion -- The birth of history from the spirit of the law -- Greece and disciplined thinking -- Cultural memory : a summary
Control code
801406059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511996306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801406059
Label
Cultural memory and early civilization : writing, remembrance, and political imagination, Jan Assmann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The theoretical basis -- Memory culture -- Written culture -- Cultural identity and political imagination -- pt. 2. Case studies -- Egypt -- Israel and the invention of religion -- The birth of history from the spirit of the law -- Greece and disciplined thinking -- Cultural memory : a summary
Control code
801406059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511996306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801406059

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