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Ancient Libraries

Ancient Libraries

  • Author: Jason König,Katerina Oikonomopoulou,Greg Woolf
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107012562
  • Category: History
  • Page: 479
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The libraries of the ancient world were completely unlike those we know today. This book explores and explains those differences.

Ancient Libraries

Ancient Libraries

  • Author: James Westfall Thompson
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473389992
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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James Westfall Thompson was an American historian specializing in the history of medieval and early modern Europe, particularly of the Holy Roman Empire and France. Thompson's work on ancient libraries gives an in depth look in to how the Libraries of the ancient East, ancient Greece and ancient Rome were established and managed. It also contains technical information such as the format of books, library architecture, cataloguing and classification, administration, book production, and bookselling.

The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover

The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover

The Catalogues of the Libraries of Christ Church Priory and St. Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury and of St. Martin's Priory at Dover

  • Author: Montague Rhodes James
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108027865
  • Category: History
  • Page: 654
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M. R. James' monumental study of three important monastic libraries and the fate of their manuscripts after the English Reformation.

Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism

Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism

The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius

  • Author: Thomas Hendrickson
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004338179
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The De Bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius was the first monograph on library history. In Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism, Hendrickson presents a critical edition with introductory studies, a Latin text, English translation, and a substantial historical commentary.

Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

  • Author: Lionel Casson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300097214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 177
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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries, explaining what books were acquired and how. Illustrations.

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?

  • Author: Mostafa el- Abbadi,Omnia Mounir Fathallah
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004165452
  • Category: History
  • Page: 259
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This book aims at presenting a new discussion of primary sources by renowned scholars of the long disputed question of "What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria"? The treatment includes a brilliant presentation of cultural Alexandrian life in late antiquity.

Ancient Libraries in Anatolia

Ancient Libraries in Anatolia

Libraries of Hattusha, Pergamon, Ephesus, Nysa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789758070640
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: 55
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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

  • Author: Yun Lee Too
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191610399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 276
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In The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World Yun Lee Too argues that the ancient library was much more than its incarnation at Alexandria, which has been the focus for students of the subject up till now. In fact, the library is a complex institution with many different forms. It can be a building with books, but it can also be individual people, or the individual books themselves. In antiquity, the library's functions are numerous: as an instrument of power, of memory, of which it has various modes; as an articulation of a political ideal, an art gallery, a place for sociality. Too indirectly raises important conceptual questions about the contemporary library, bringing to these the insights that a study of antiquity can offer.

The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

  • Author: Mostafa El-Abbadi
  • Publisher: Unipub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 250
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A thoroughly researched study on the history of both the Museum and the Alexandria Library, showing the important role they played in the transmission of Greco-roman civilization. The tragic fate of both institutions have long been of great fascination for both writers and readers.

Contribution Towards a Bibliography of Ancient Libraries

Contribution Towards a Bibliography of Ancient Libraries

  • Author: Frederick John Teggart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: 13
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