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History of libraries in the western world

Author: Michael H Harris
Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; London : Scarecrow, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Harris
ISBN: 0810837242 9780810837249
OCLC Number: 60708317
Notes: This ed. originally published: 1995.
Revised edition of: History of libraries in the western world / Michael H. Harris. Compact Textbook ed. 1984.
Description: v, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Libraries in the ancient world --
The origin of libraries --
Babylonian and Assyrian libraries --
Egyptian libraries --
Greek libraries --
Roman libraries --
Part II: Medieval libraries --
Byzantine and Moslem libraries --
Monastic and cathedral libraries --
The rise of the university, the Renaissance, the invention of printing, and the growth of libraries in Europe to 1500 --
Part III: Modern library development in the west --
European libraries : expansion and diversification to 1917 --
Libraries in America to 1850 --
Modern European libraries --
Modern American libraries.
Responsibility: Michael H. Harris.

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Harris creates...understanding of the progression [of libraries and their continual adaptation] by placing these developments within the context of social and political climates. He doesn't overlook Read more...

 
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