History of Libraries in the Western World

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Scarecrow Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 301 pages
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This edition of the History of Libraries in the Western World represents a substantial revision of the earlier edition, taking into account the information revolution that has swept the West since 1945 and the political revolution that swept across Europe beginning in 1986.

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I like libraries. I like history. So there's really no reason this book should have put me to sleep so often. :( It's not all boring though, and it particularly gets better in the second half when it moves onto modern library history. Read full review

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It's kind of your standard cool little history of western intellectual record-keeping - from Alexandria up to about Carnegie and the ALA. There is a pleasant - if a little dry - survey of monasteries ... Read full review

Contents

Babylonian and Assyrian Libraries
17
Egyptian Libraries
27
Greek Libraries
37
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