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The library : an illustrated history

Author: Stuart Murray
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of libraries from ancient to modern times is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Murray
ISBN: 9781602397064 1602397066 9780838909911 0838909914 9781616084530 1616084537
OCLC Number: 277203534
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations (some color), music, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: The ancient libraries --
European libraries of the Middle Ages --
Asia and Islam --
Europe's High Middle Ages --
Renaissance to Reformation --
People of the book --
War and a golden age --
The library in colonial North America --
The library in the young United States --
Libraries across America --
Organizing knowledge --
Libraries, librarians, and media centers --
Libraries of the world.
Responsibility: Stuart A.P. Murray ; introduction by Donald G. Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

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Traces the elaborate history of the library from its beginnings in the ancient libraries of Babylon and Alexandria to some of the greatest contemporary institutions - the Royal Society of London, the  Read more...

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