Written World with Melvyn Bragg

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Melvyn Bragg presents five programmes devoted to the written word, and how it has shaped our intellectual history.

How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.

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How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
Melvyn Bragg discovers how the evolution of writing technology influenced the spread of world religions.
Melvyn Bragg investigates the power of the written word, looking at the evolution of writing techniques and the emergence of the modern book.
Melvyn Bragg investigates the history of the written word. In this first programme he charts the invention of writing and its use in ancient societies.
WrittenWorld: Welcome Dec. 28, 2011
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this series automatically within the next seven days. To find other podcasts from the BBC, visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts.