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Libraries from ancient to modern times

Libraries from ancient to modern times

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Published by F.E. Compton and company in [Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ721 .C7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[101]-106 a-r p.
    Number of Pages106
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6437066M
    LC Control Number42016875
    OCLC/WorldCa7821574


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This delightful book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when “books” were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the Cited by: "Ancient Libraries" by J.

Thompson was published in It was reprinted in and in the beginning of the 21st century. This old book is still interesting. James Westfall Thompson () was an American historian who specialised in the Libraries from ancient to modern times book of medieval and modern Europe.4/5(1). Former rare books librarian and Harvard metaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age, to explore how libraries are built and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to Cited by: On the Continent, St.

Columban and other missionaries founded monastic libraries in Libraries from ancient to modern times book 6th cent. Most of the ancient Greek and Latin texts that have survived until modern times were preserved in medieval European monastery libraries.

The result of their travels, The Library: A World History is one of the first books to tell the Libraries from ancient to modern times book of library architecture around the world and through time in a single volume, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China and from the beginnings of writing to the present day/5.

Libraries in the Ancient World contains a not too surprising round of historical libraries, including of course the Palace of Ashurbanipal and the Library of Alexandria, but nonetheless I found it interesting to read about exactly who libraries were for and how they worked in various societies/5.

This delightful book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public Libraries from ancient to modern times book of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries.4/5(2).

Modern Library Classics Found in Fiction Classics Featuring treasured classics, volumes of essential writings, major translations of great works from around Libraries from ancient to modern times book globe, and rediscoveries of literary and historical merit, the Modern Library was founded in by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later was acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer.

An example of a papyrus codex from this era is the Gospel of John papyrus, two fragments of which are now held at the British Library. One of the fragments is a bifolium (i.e.

a sheet folded in half to form two folios), and the holes where the sheet was sewn into a codex. Matthew Nicholls explores what the surviving evidence of ancient books can tell us about libraries in antiquity.

The British Library holds many fragments of ancient books which can tell us something about how Greek literature was written down, read, and transmitted, from Libraries from ancient to modern times book books to large libraries like the famous library at Alexandria. Algeria Timgad ( A.D.) (modern Algeria) The library was a gift to the Roman people and province of Thamugadi or Timgad by Julius Quintianus Flavius Rogatianus in the third century.

The library contained an expansive arched hall which consisted of a reading room, stack room, and a rotunda for lectures. The library was quite large measuring 81 feet (25 m) in length by 77 feet (23 m) in width.

The similarities between ancient libraries and modern libraries are reference, interlibrary loan, and technical services (cataloging, reprography, and acquisitions). Most of the larger Greek temples seem to have possessed libraries, even in quite early times; many certainly had archive repositories.

The tragedian Euripides was known as a private collector of books, but the first important institutional libraries in Athens arose during the 4th century bc with the great schools of philosophy.

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Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 1 - Kindle edition by Mabie, Hamilton Wright, Warner, George H., Runkle, Lucia Isabella Gilbert, Warner, Charles Dudley.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern /5(3).

The complexities of restoring an ancient library to the modern world was the subject of another Stille article, his Reporter at Large about the rebuilding of the Great Library of Alexandria. -Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "A wonderful book on a wonderful subject.

Casson knows what is interesting and tells us in spellbinding style." -G.W. Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study "A charming and brief narrative history of the birth (and deaths) of libraries in the ancient world." -Robert Messenger, New York Times Book Review/5(44).

The Library of Alexandria, in Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC.

Libraries and archives were known to many ancient civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Greece, but the earliest such institutions were of a local and regional nature, primarily concerned with the conservation of their own particular traditions and idea of a universal library, like that of Alexandria, arose only after the Greek mind had begun to envisage and.

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Paul Johnson then describes the full impact of Freudianism, the establishment of the first Marxist state, the chaos of “Old Europe,” the Arcadian Twenties, and. modern libraries. Mural paintings illustrative of the history of thought, commemorative in-scriptions, portraits of great writers and their patrons; the wooden presses or armaria contain-ing books; study rooms off great central halls or porticoes which could be employed for meetings-all these we find in both ancient and modern libraries.

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