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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
4,445 words
Illustration(s):
1

This entry consists of two subentries: ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
354 words

Literacy is defined broadly in two ways: as the acquisition of technical skills, that is, the ability to read and ...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,510 words

The Enlightenment was in essence an educational movement. Education and learning were the principal tools for improving mankind, and in ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
3,628 words
Illustration(s):
2

is significant in economic history because it represents a central aspect of the development of mass education, acts as an ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
5,138 words

Protestantism is sometimes called “the religion of the book.” Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, and other reformers advocated the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
7,023 words

The subject of literacy in the ancient Near East touches on all major aspects of civilization, not the least being ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
311 words

was more widespread in Byz. than in the medieval West, esp. in cities, where elementary education was widely available, and ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Because of all the monumental inscriptions that survive from ancient Egypt, it is clear that the Egyptians were exposed to, ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,761 words
Illustration(s):
1

The historiography of modern literacy was once an optimistic story of progress. It seemed clear that the advance of literacy ...

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
7,131 words

[This entry includes the following subentries: ...

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,181 words

From the 1600s to the 1900s, women experienced considerable gains in literacy, in large part because of increased access to ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,108 words

Literacy is essentially a function of access to a writing system, regardless of the language. Traditionally, literacy was defined as ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
983 words

By the end of the 20th century, a simple definition of literacy—the ability to read and write alphabetic ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
967 words

In his esssay on Perché la letteratura italiana non sia popolare in Italia (1856), Manzoni's friend Ruggiero ...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,311 words

The rise in literacy was one of the most significant developments of the Age of Enlightenment. Literacy can be ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
782 words

The initiation of printing promoted the adoption of a standard written form, notwithstanding the extent to which different dialects continued ...

literacy and writing

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
814 words

The study of medieval literacy encompasses methods of *writing and reading in Latin and vernacular *languages, practical and expressive ...

Literacy.

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Harvey J. Graff

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
896 words
Historically, literacy has meant the ability to read and/or write at a certain level of competence. But conceptions of literacy and its uses have been closely tied to specific historical ... More
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Rosalind Thomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
670 words
The number of people who could read and write in the ancient world is hard to determine. Without statistical evidence, we must rely mostly on chance information and inference: for example, ... More

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