Writing and Literature: Before Islam

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Chicago
Author: Christopher Woods
Collection: Teaching the Middle East
Condition of Use: Custom Permissions

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce pre-Islamic writing and literature into their curriculum, including some of the world’s oldest writing systems. The module includes the following essays:

“The Invention of the Alphabet”

“The Mesopotamian Origins of the Biblical Flood Story”

“Are Logographic Writing Systems Difficult and Primitive Compared to Alphabets?” >

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