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The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland. Vol. 2, 1640-1850

Author: Giles Mandelbrote; K A Manley
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: Giles Mandelbrote; K A Manley
ISBN: 9780511468148 0511468148 9781139055314 1139055313 9781139055314
OCLC Number: 457145823
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 541 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the changing world of libraries --
from cloister to hearth / Giles Mandelbrote and K.A. Manley --
The expansion of book collections 1640-1750 --
Ancients and moderns: cross-currents in early modern intellectual life / Joseph M. Levine --
Libraries, books and learning, from bacon to the enlightenment / Paul A. Nelles --
Opportunities for building collections and libraries / Julian Roberts --
Libraries for school education and personal devotion / Ian Green --
Libraries for the parish: individual donors and charitable societies / W.M. Jacob --
Endowed libraries for towns / Michael Powell --
Libraries in university towns / Charles Benson --
Ecclesiastical libraries: libraries for the higher clergy / Sheila Hingley --
Libraries for antiquaries and heralds / Nigel Ramsay --
Professional collections: libraries for scientists and doctors / Scott Mandelbrote --
Personal owners of books / Giles Mandelbrote --
Library buildings and fittings / John Newman --
Baroque librarianship / P.S. Morrish --
Library development at a local level --
Libraries for sociability: the advance of the subscription library / James Raven --
Local library provision: 1 Norwich / David Stoker --
Local library provision: 2 Belfast / Wesley McCann --
Provincial and Metropolitan Libraries 1750-1850 --
Libraries in context: social, cultural and intellectual background / Joanna Innes --
The book trade and libraries / John Feather --
Ecclesiastical libraries / Joan Williams --
Libraries in the parish / Graham Best --
Books and universities / Peter Freshwater --
Libraries and literacy in popular education / Brian Burch --
Scientific and medical libraries: the rise of the institution / John Symons --
The first century of the British Museum library / P.R. Harris --
The impact of the British Museum library / Marvin Spevack --
Private libraries in the age of bibliomania / Arnold Hunt --
Library architecture and interiors / M.H. Port --
Library management in the pre-professional age / P.S. Morrish --
Libraries for an imperial power / Wallace Kirsop --
Engines of literature: libraries in an era of expansion and transition / K.A. Manley.
Other Titles: History of libraries in Britain and Ireland
Responsibility: edited by Giles Mandelbrote and K.A. Manley.

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Describes the development of libraries in Great Britain and Ireland over some 1500 years and their role in history.  Read more...

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