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The story of libraries : from the invention of writing to the computer age

Author: Frederick Andrew Lerner
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book, which includes fourteen well-chosen illustrations, describes the crucial role libraries have played throughout history: in ancient Egypt, China, the classical Western world, Islam, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, The Library of Congress, university libraries, and today's large public library systems. Throughout the twentieth century, libraries  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Andrew Lerner
ISBN: 0826411142 9780826411143 0826413285 9780826413284 0826413250 9780826413253
OCLC Number: 50771260
Description: 246 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The earliest libraries --
Libraries of classical antiquity --
Lanterns of the Dark Ages --
Libraries of the Orient --
Libraries of the Islamic world --
The high Middle Ages --
Gutenberg's legacy --
Treasuries of the book --
The repositories of knowledge --
Libraries for the people --
The rising generation --
Putting knowledge to work --
The craft of librarianship --
Libraries of the future.
Responsibility: Fred Lerner.


This text describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical World, the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid and mediaeval and Renaissance Europe and  Read more...


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