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Medium and Message

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Medium and Message

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Whether on papyrus, bamboo, clay, stone, or wood, writing shows an important relationship between medium and message. Explore the influence media have had on writing’s shape, direction, and use by delving into the origins of terms used for writing implements, the process for making papyrus, the phasing out of scrolls by codices, and more.

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