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Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

  • Author: Lionel Casson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300097214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 177
  • View: 1927
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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.

Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

  • Author: Lionel Casson,John Penn (Joint pseudonym),Tanita S. Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 177
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The unexpected murder in the little Cotswolds town of Colombury has everyone guessing. Before the answers are found more lives are threatened.

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.

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

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.

Inside Roman Libraries

Inside Roman Libraries

Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

  • Author: George W. Houston
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469617803
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

History of libraries in the Western World

History of libraries in the Western World

  • Author: Elmer D. Johnson,Michael H. Harris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 354
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History of Libraries in the Western World

History of Libraries in the Western World

  • Author: Michael H. Harris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 301
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This edition of the History of Libraries in the Western World represents a substantial revision of the earlier edition, taking into account the information revolution that has swept the West since 1945 and the political revolution that swept across Europe beginning in 1986.

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria?

  • Author: Mostafa El-Abbadi,Omnia Fathallah,Ismail Serageldin
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9047433025
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 282
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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.

Espionage in the Ancient World

Espionage in the Ancient World

An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in Western Languages

  • Author: R.M. Sheldon
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476610991
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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Intelligence activities have always been an integral part of statecraft. Ancient governments, like modern ones, realized that to keep their borders safe, control their populations, and keep abreast of political developments abroad, they needed a means to collect the intelligence which enabled them to make informed decisions. Today we are well aware of the damage spies can do. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive guide to the literature of ancient intelligence. The entries present books and periodical articles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Dutch—with annotations in English. These works address such subjects as intelligence collection and analysis (political and military), counterintelligence, espionage, cryptology (Greek and Latin), tradecraft, covert action, and similar topics (it does not include general battle studies and general discussions of foreign policy). Sections are devoted to general espionage, intelligence related to road building, communication, and tradecraft, intelligence in Greece, during the reign of Alexander the Great and in the Hellenistic Age, in the Roman republic, the Roman empire, the Byzantine empire, the Muslim world, and in Russia, China, India, and Africa. The books can be located in libraries in the United States; in cases where volumes are in one library only, the author indicates where they may be found.