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Library : an unquiet history

Autor: Matthew Battles
Editora: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2003] ©2003.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : First editionVer todas as edições e formatos
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"From the clay-tablet collections of ancient Mesopotamia to the storied Alexandria libraries in Egypt, from the burned scrolls of China's Qing Dynasty to the book pyres of the Hitler Youth, from the great medieval library in Baghdad to the priceless volumes destroyed in the multi-cultural Bosnian National Library in Sarajevo, the library has been a battleground of competing notions of what books mean to us. Battles  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Matthew Battles
ISBN: 0393020290 0393325644 9780393020298 9780393325645
Número OCLC: 51305782
Descrição: x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Conteúdos: Reading the library --
Burning Alexandria --
The house of wisdom --
The battle of the books --
Books for all --
Knowledge on fire --
Lost in the stacks.
Responsabilidade: Matthew Battles.

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Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited tour of libraries--from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the  Ler mais...

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Battles turns an all-seeing telescope on the most spectacular galaxy in our intellectual heavens that magnificent constellation of books we call a library and brings into focus the brightest stars Ler mais...

 
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Too rambling to get through

por armandofox (Usuário WorldCat publicado 2009-08-04) Fraco Permalink

I tend to love material on libraries, history of libraries, history of books and publishing, etc., but this writing is just too rambling. The author is clearly knowledgeable about libraries and the historical contexts in which the great libraries evolved (and many ultimately fell) but he doesn't structure...
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por ricklibrarian (Usuário WorldCat publicado 2005-12-03) Bom Permalink
I am a bit surprised by Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles. The author writes a well balanced history until he reaches the twentieth century, including many of the main developments in the concept of the library. Libraries in ancient Alexandria, ancient China, Jewish synagogues, mosques,...
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