Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination

Assmann, Jan

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521188024 / ISBN 13: 9780521188029
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

2011. Paperback. Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity and culture. Num Pages: 332 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HBLA; JHMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 227 x 154 x 19. Weight in Grams: 462. Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination. 296 pages. Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity and culture. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: HBLA; JHMC. Dimension: 227 x 154 x 19. Weight: 466. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.22 avg rating
(79 ratings)

Synopsis: 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.

Book Description: Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity, and culture. Dr. Assmann defines two theoretical concepts of cultural memory, and applies this theoretical framework to case studies of four specific cultures, concluding that memory can be a powerful and dynamic tool in shaping culture.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jan Assman
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination, Jan Assman, 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 to 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. Bookseller Inventory # B9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Assmann, Jan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jan Assman
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: German . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.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 to 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jan Assman
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: German . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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 to 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Assmann, Jan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Used - Very Good Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # I0-9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
22.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.23
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Assmann, Jan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780521188029_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Assmann, Jan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # I2-9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.23
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Assmann, Jan
Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2011. PAP. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Used - Very Good Book. Shipped from US in 4 to 14 days (standard) 3 to 8 days (expedited). Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # I0-9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
26.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jan Assmann
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 150mm x 23mm x 229mm. Paperback. Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity and culture. It investigates how cultures remember,.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 332 pages. 0.499. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521188029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 22.70
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Assmann, Jan
ISBN 10: 0521188024 ISBN 13: 9780521188029
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 2595619

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
28.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.23
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book