The first book written in an alphabet was the old testament and its most important passage was the ten commandments the first two reject of any goddess influence and ban any form of representative art the love of mary chivalry and courtly love arose during the illiterate dark ages and plummeted after the invention of the printing press in . The alphabet versus the goddess the conflict between word and image by leonard shlain this groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history religion and gender relations. Thats a pretty audacious claim one that the alphabet versus the goddess provides extensive historical and cultural correlations to support shlains thesis takes readers from the evolutionary steps that distinguish the human brain from that of the primates to the development of the internet. The alphabet versus the goddess has 1890 ratings and 270 reviews start by marking the alphabet versus the goddess the conflict between word and image as want to read it is this alphabet literacy is the cause of misogyny among humanity he spends 400 pages of the current book the alphabet vs the goddess trying to convince . The alphabet versus the goddess the conflict between word and image presented at the american college of surgeons 90 th clinical congress new orleans la october 2004
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