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Library : an unquiet history

Library : an unquiet history

by Matthew Battles

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Rise and Fall of Libraries   (2005-12-03)

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by ricklibrarian

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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Too rambling to get through   (2009-08-04)

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by armandofox

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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Rise and Fall of Libraries   (2005-12-03)

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by ricklibrarian

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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Rise and Fall of Libraries   (2005-12-03)

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by ricklibrarian

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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