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Title:
The history of the library in Western civilization
Author:
Staikos, K.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Historia t*es vivlioth*ek*es ston Dytiko politismo. English
Edition:
First English edition.
Physical Description:
volumes <1-5> : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
1. From Minos to Cleopatra -- 2. From Cicero to Hadrian -- 3. From Constantine the Great to Cardinal Bessarion -- 4. From Cassiodorus to Furnival -- 5. From Petrarch to Michelangelo.
ISBN:
9781584561149

9789061942399

9781584561484

9789061943495

9781584561491

9789061944591
Format :
Book

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Summary

This work is the first in an important, five-volume series addressing the unique role libraries have played in building and preserving Western culture. Mr. Staikos has become one of our foremost scholars on library history, writing such books as this as well as works like "The Great Libraries," a classic in its field.This first volume reveals the rich history of the early archive libraries from Crete to the famous library of the Ptolemies in Alexandria. Through well-researched text and many full-color illustrations, the author guides his readers over 1800 years of mankind's struggle to preserve his knowledge by the written word.


Summary

This work is the second part in an important, five-volume series addressing the unique role libraries have played in building and preserving Western culture. Mr. Staikos has become one of our foremost scholars on library history, writing such books as this as well as works like The Great Libraries, a classic in its field. This second volume reveals the development of the Roman booktradition built from and with knowledge of the Greek tradition. The origins of Latin literature are described and its impact on Roman cultural life, private libraries, booktrading in the Republic. Other subjects are the establishing of the first public libraris in Rome during the era of emperors and the contacts between emperors and authors. Followed by the history of the libraries in Rome in the first 4 centuries AD and libraries in the rest of Italy and the Roman provinces. Through well-researched text and many full-color illustrations, the author guides his readers over 1800 years of mankind's struggle to preserve his knowledge by the written word.


Summary

This work is the second part in an important, five-volume series addressing the unique role libraries have played in building and preserving Western culture. Mr. Staikos has become one of our foremost scholars on library history, writing such books as this as well as works like "The Great Libraries," a classic in its field.This second volume reveals the development of the Roman booktradition built from and with knowledge of the Greek tradition. The origins of Latin literature are described and its impact on Roman cultural life, private libraries, booktrading in the Republic. Other subjects are the establishing of the first public libraris in Rome during the era of emperors and the contacts between emperors and authors. Followed by the history of the libraries in Rome in the first 4 centuries AD and libraries in the rest of Italy and the Roman provinces. Through well-researched text and many full-color illustrations, the author guides his readers over 1800 years of mankind's struggle to preserve his knowledge by the written word.


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