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14 08, 2017

Br’er Rabbit stories – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:43:56-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

The printing press of the Cherokee Advocate in the 1800s, which first printed a Br'er Rabbit story (the Tar Baby) Why is he called Br'er Rabbit? Br'er Rabbit is short for "Brother Rabbit". He's a rabbit who tricks people. But sometimes he gets tricked himself! Br'er Rabbit is a lot like the African [...]

6 08, 2017

European writing – books, poetry, Bibles

By |2018-04-11T18:19:12-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Reproduction of a press from Gutenberg's time The invention of the European printing press with moveable type in northern Europe in the late 1400s AD was no accident: publishers had set out to find a way to create a lot of books cheaply, because there was a new market for the books. More and more European families [...]

27 07, 2017

Printing spreads around the world

By |2018-04-23T15:45:45-07:00July 27th, 2017|Literature|0 Comments

Qing dynasty court lady reading a handwritten scroll (probably 1700s AD) Printing with movable type first began in China about 1000 AD. It caught on when European printers combined movable type with the alphabet. By 1500 AD Europeans were printing everything they could think of, from Bibles to ancient Greek philosophy to advertising leaflets and posters. Jewish refugees from Spain brought [...]

31 05, 2017

Russian Literature

By |2017-05-31T00:39:37-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Literature|0 Comments

Leo Tolstoy (ca. 1900) The Mongol Empire spread reading and writing all across Central Asia. From the time of the Mongol Empire on, people in Central Asia were able to write down their stories in addition to telling them or singing them out loud. Writers followed up the Secret History of the Mongols [...]