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The library : an illustrated history

Author: Stuart Murray
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Electronic books
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murray, Stuart, 1948-
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009
(DLC) 2009012126
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Murray
ISBN: 9781602397064 1602397066
OCLC Number: 767533175
Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations (some color), music, portraits
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.


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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