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Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age

Author: Ann Blair
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2011.
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Examines methods of information management in ancient and medieval Europe as well as the Islamic world and China, focusing on the organization, composition, and reception of Latin reference books in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Blair
ISBN: 9780300112511 0300112513
OCLC Number: 656769467
Description: xv, 397 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Information management in comparative perspective --
Note-taking as information management --
Reference genres and their finding devices --
Compilers, their motivations and methods --
The impact of early printed reference books.
Responsibility: Ann M. Blair.

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