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The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. Vol. 1, To 1640

Author: E S Leedham-Green; Teresa Webber
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This is a detailed scholarly history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. It provides a panorama of the great variety of libraries since the medieval period, setting them in their social and cultural contexts and interpreting their role as it has changed over time.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E S Leedham-Green; Teresa Webber
ISBN: 9780511468131 051146813X 9781139055307 1139055305 9781139055307
OCLC Number: 457145822
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 640 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Elisabeth Leedham-Green and Teresa Webber --
The physical setting --
The medieval library (to c. 1450) / Richard Gameson --
The early modern library (to c. 1640) / Clare Sargent --
The medieval library --
Celtic Britain and Ireland in the early middle ages / Pádraig P. Ó Néill --
Anglo-Saxon England / David Ganz --
Monastic and cathedral book collections in the late eleventh and twelfth centuries / Teresa Webber --
The libraries of religious houses in the late middle ages / David Bell --
College and university book collections and libraries / Roger Lovatt --
Bishops and kings: private book collections in medieval England / Jenny Stratford and Teresa Webber --
The medieval librarian / Richard Sharpe --
Borrowing and reference: access to libraries in the late middle ages / Peter J. Lucas --
Reformation, dissolution, new learning --
The dispersal of the monastic libraries and the salvaging of the spoils / James P. Carley --
Extending the frontiers: scholar collectors / Julian Roberts --
Matthew Parker's manuscripts: an Elizabethan library and its use / Timothy Graham --
Tools of the trade --
Universities and colleges / Kristian Jensen --
Major ecclesiastical libraries: from Reformation to Civil War / C.B.L. Barr and David Selwyn --
Clerical and parish libraries / Arnold Hunt --
Schools and schoolmasters (to c. 1550) / Nicholas Orme --
School libraries (c. 1540 to 1640) / William H. Barker --
Common lawyers and the Inns of Court / J.H. Baker --
Medical libraries / Peter Murray Jones --
Heralds' libraries / Pamela Selwyn --
Libraries for leisure --
'The profession of a gentleman': books for the gentry and the nobility (c. 1560 to 1640) / Pamela Selwyn and David Selwyn --
Libraries of the 'common sort' / Margaret Spufford --
The libraries of the antiquaries (c. 1580-1640) and the idea of a national collection / Richard Ovenden --
Organisation and administration --
Library administration (c. 1475 to 1640) / C.Y. Ferdinand --
Libraries and the organization of knowledge / David McKitterick.
Other Titles: History of libraries in Britain and Ireland
Responsibility: edited by Elisabeth Leedham-Green and Teresa Webber.

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