Storia delle donne che leggono

John Ferguson Weir
Belinda Jack, The Woman Reader (Yale UP), esplora l'universo delle lettrici lungo la storia. Belinda Jack è intervistata su The Browser:
So when did women start reading, and what kinds of books were they reading?
Of course, the earlier back you go the less sure we can be. But it’s pretty clear that there were female Babylonian scribes in ancient Mesopotamia. The assumption is that if they were able to operate as scribes they must have had some reading ability. They would have acted as readers in market places and been reading letters for the illiterate and also lists and simple kinds of legal documents. thebrowser.

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