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Development of literature
and writing. Main stages

A written language appears only in Sumer in the south of Mesopotamia (the Mesopotamian lands) about 3,500 to 3,000 years B.C. Egypt had its own writing system even before the Early Kingdom period (3150 BC).

Independently of the Middle East and Europe, writing first appeared in Mesoamerica with the Maya tribes around 250 B.C. Writing also emerged independently in China, according to some accounts as early as 500 BC. The writing in China developed from the bone divination by priests in 1200 BC and seems to have emerged independently, as there is no evidence of cultural relations between China and Mesopotamia at that time.

Fiction books

What is the difference between fiction and non-fiction

Fiction literature, unlike non-fiction literature, is distinguished by the presence of a connection between human life and communication.

Also, non-fiction literature is distinguished by the absence of an aesthetic function. Fiction is not a model of reality, but a creation of constructively possible models of reality.


How fiction books can bring
you to other worlds

Reading fiction develops empathy and helps you imagine yourself in another person's shoes. This is because the brain processes read and real information in the same way.

The left temporal lobe, which is responsible for language perception, makes the brain think it is doing what the character in the work is actually doing. This phenomenon is known as "embodied cognition." As we read, we are literally transported into the body of the character.


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Non-fiction books

They lied. Self-development
books phenomenon

Nowadays only the laziest person doesn't talk about self-development, and books on the subject appear like mushrooms after a heavy rain. On the shelves of bookstores they stubbornly displace the good literature, which is becoming less and less.

In motivational books they spell out the obvious truths. Why are there no books and courses, for example, "How to become a good engineer (medical doctor, programmer, physicist)?" To become such a specialist it is not enough to read books - you need to get a quality fundamental education.


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Books history

Development of literature
and writing. Main stages

A written language appears only in Sumer in the south of Mesopotamia (the Mesopotamian lands) about 3,500 to 3,000 years B.C. Egypt had its own writing system even before the Early Kingdom period (3150 BC).

Independently of the Middle East and Europe, writing first appeared in Mesoamerica with the Maya tribes around 250 B.C. Writing also emerged independently in China, according to some accounts as early as 500 BC. The writing in China developed from the bone divination by priests in 1200 BC and seems to have emerged independently, as there is no evidence of cultural relations between China and Mesopotamia at that time.


All videos are copyrighted by Creative
Commons
CC BY.