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The idea of the library in the ancient world

Author: Yun Lee Too
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Too, Yun Lee.
Idea of the library in the ancient world.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yun Lee Too
ISBN: 9780191573637 0191573639 9780199577804 0199577803
OCLC Number: 536246915
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction: The Idea of the Library; ORIGINS: THE DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE; FORMS OF THE LIBRARY; MEMORIES; PHYSICALITIES; Concluding Thoughts; References; General Index; Index Locorum.
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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