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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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Ancient Libraries and the Ordering of the Biblical Books

Ancient Libraries and the Ordering of the Biblical Books

A Lecture Presented at the Library of Congress, March 6, 1989

  • Author: Nahum M. Sarna
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 22
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" Dr. Sarna examines the reality behind Talmudic language concerning the ordering of the bibliographical books, drawing on his wide-ranging knowledge of ancient archives and libraries." -- Preface.

The Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria

Centre of Learning in the Ancient World

  • Author: Roy MacLeod
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857714384
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world, containing thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This book demonstrates that Alexandria became - through the contemporary reputation of its library - a point of confluence for Greek, Roman, Jewish and Syrian culture that drew scholars and statesmen from throughout the ancient world. It also explores the histories of Alexander the Great and of Alexandria itself, the greatest city of the ancient world. This new paperback edition offers general readers an accessible introduction to the history of this magnificent yet still mysterious institution from the time of its foundation up to its tragic destruction. 'Fascinating - [and] - should appeal to the general as well as the academic reader.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review 'Informative, assiduously researched and exhaustively stimulating.' - Library Review