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Lost libraries : the destruction of great book collections since antiquity

Author: James Raven
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamsphire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of the loss of books. Fourteen original studies, introduced by a re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic  Read more...
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Lost libraries.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamsphire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
(DLC) 2003066183
(OCoLC)53435175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Raven
ISBN: 0230524257 9780230524255 1280565519 9781280565519 9781403921192 1403921199
OCLC Number: 71827067
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations
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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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of the loss of books. Fourteen original studies, introduced by a re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent pillage and burning in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq. Leading international scholars ask what it means to lose the literary heritage and accumulated knowledge of a nation or people, why the devastation of library buildings and collections have stayed in the imagination, and why certain losses and the myths created about them are often not as simple or even as extensive as might at first seem. This collection represents a fresh appraisal of library history, offering both a highly topical and innovative cultural study in the history of books and knowledge.

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