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Libraries in the Ancient World - Lionel Casson
Libraries in the Ancient World
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This work tells the story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a tour from the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome,... show more
This work tells the story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a tour from the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries. He explains what books were acquired and how, who read them, how they were organized, and more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780300097214 (0300097212)
ASIN: 0300097212
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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4.0 Libraries in the Ancient World
Fascinating little book. I wish it were longer/more detailed.
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