Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

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A&C Black, 1 Feb 2001 - 256 halaman
This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, 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 system.

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List of Illustrations
9
Preface
11
The Earliest Libraries
13
Libraries of Classical Antiquity
24
Lanterns of the Dark Ages
37
Libraries of the Orient
51
Libraries of the Islamic World
68
The High Middle Ages
80
The Repositories of Knowledge
124
Libraries for the People
138
The Rising Generation
154
Putting Knowledge to Work
168
The Craft of Librarianship
184
Libraries of the Future
201
Notes
212
Principal Works Consulted
220

Gutenbergs Legacy
96
Treasuries of the Book
109

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Fred Lerner holds degrees in history and library science from Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He has also written widely on contemporary science fiction and produces a bibliographical database indexing literature on posttraumatic stress disorder. He lives in Vermont with his wife Sheryl, a retired teacher.

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