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The idea of the library in the ancient world

Author: Yun Lee Too
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the ancient library as a complex institution with many different functions: as an instrument of power, of memory; an articulation of a political ideal, an art gallery, a place for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yun Lee Too
ISBN: 9780199577804 0199577803
OCLC Number: 529674246
Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)
Contents: Introduction ; ORIGINS: THE DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE ; 1. The Birth of A Library ; 2. Library Catalogues: From Literary Description to Literary Self-Description ; FORMS OF THE LIBRARY ; 3. The Breathing Library: Performing Cultural Memories ; 4. The Library (as) Book: The Fantasy of the Total Text ; 5. The Library of Universal History: Diodorus Siculus and Literary Cosmopolitanism ; MEMORIES ; 6. Inside and Outside of the Library: The Memory of Canon ; PHYSICALITIES ; 7. Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books ; 8. The Sociality of the Ancient Library
Responsibility: Yun Lee Too.

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This fascination book extends the ancient library well beyond Alexandria's hoary shadow. * Times Higher Education Supplement *

 
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