The library : an illustrated history / Stuart A.P. Murray ; introduction by Donald G. Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes
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x, 310 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 27 cm
Summary
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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-307) and index.
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 -- The library movement -- Organizing knowledge -- Libraries, librarians, and media centers -- Libraries of the world.
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ISBN
9781602397064 alkaline paper
1602397066 alkaline paper
9780838909911 ALA ed.
0838909914 ALA ed.
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