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Lost libraries : the destruction of great book collections since antiquity

Author: James Raven
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
History
Cas, études de
Cas, Études de
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Raven
ISBN: 1403921199 9781403921192
OCLC Number: 53435175
Description: xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The resonances of loss / James Raven --
Lost libraries of ancient Mesopotamia / Jeremy Black --
Aristotle's 'Peripatetic' Library / T. Keith Dix --
Text to trophy: shifting representations of Regiomontanus's Library / Richard L. Kremer --
The Corvina Library and the Lost Royal Hungarian Archive / Martyn Rady --
Habits of manuscript-collecting: the dispersals of the Library of Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester / David Rundle --
'The manuscripts flew about like butterflies': the break-up of English libraries in the sixteenth century --
Secularization and Monastic libraries in Austria / Friedrich Buchmayr --
Lost Royal libraries and Hanoverian court culture / Clarissa Campbell Orr --
Revolutionary seizures and their consequences for French library history / Dominique Varry --
A plague of books: the dispersal and disappearance of the Diocesan libraries of the Church of Ireland / Margaret Connolly --
The lost Jewish libraries of Vilna and the Frankfurt Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage / Sem C. Sutter --
China's Roosevelt Library / Rui Wang and Yulin Yang --
China's destruction of the libraries of Tibet / Rebecca J. Knuth --
Burn the books / Robert J. Fyne.
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