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The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600)

Author: K Staikos
Publisher: New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : The British Library, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st English edView all editions and formats
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This work chronicles the development of the library from 3000 BC to 1600 AD. Beginning with the clay tablet libraries of the ancient empires, to those inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Staikos, K.
Great libraries.
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : The British Library, 2000
(DLC) 99087263
(OCoLC)43286419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Staikos
OCLC Number: 698011555
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 563 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The peoples of Mesopotamia : The Sumerians ; The age of Hammurabi ; Assurbanipal's library --
Egypt : From the pharaohs to the Ptolemies --
The Hellenic World : From the pre-Socratics to the end of the Classical period --
The Hellenistic period the Great Library of Alexandria : The foundation of the museum ; The Library ; The directors of the Library ; The Library's stock of books ; The destruction of the Library ; A chronicle of the Library's history ; Postscript --
Other libraries in the Hellenistic period : Pergamum ; Ai Khanoum --
Libraries in the Roman world : The world of Latium ; Public libraries ; Architecture --
Libraries in the Roman provinces : The library of Pantaenus ; Hadrian as a patron of art and learning --
The early Christian world : The first Christian libraries ; Architecture --
Byzantium : From Constantinople to early Byzantine humanism ; Byzantine humanism in the ninth century ; From Constantine VII to the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders ; The Empire of Nicaea --
The last Byzantine renaissance, from 1261 to 1453 --
Architecture --
The Middle Ages : The dark ages ; The Carolingian renaissance ; Books and libraries at the universities --
The Renaissance : Humanism ; The achievements of the early printers ; Architecture --
The library of the Oecumenical Patriarchate --
The library of the Monastery of St. John on Patmos --
The Vatican Library --
The Biblioteca Malatestiana at Cesena --
The Biblioteca Marciana --
The Biblioteca Laurenziana --
The St. Gall Library --
The Library of Beatus Rhenanus at Sélestat --
The Herzog August Library at Wolfenbüttel --
The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris --
The Nationalbibliothek in Vienna --
The Corvinian Library --
The Library of Strahov Abbey --
The Bodleian Library.
Other Titles: Vivliothēkes.
Responsibility: by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen.

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