Libraries in the Ancient World

ISBN-10: 0300097212

ISBN-13: 9780300097214

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lionel Casson

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This text tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when books were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. It takes us on a journey from royal libraries of the ancient Near East, to the first Christian monastic libraries.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Lionel Casson, professor emeritus of classics at New York University has written many books on ancient maritime history and ancient travel.

Preface
Maps
The Beginnings: The Ancient Near East
The Beginnings: Greece
The Library of Alexandria
The Growth of Libraries
The Beginnings: Rome
Libraries of the Roman Empire: The City of Rome
Libraries of the Roman Empire: Outside the City of Rome
From Roll to Codex
Toward the Middle Ages
Abbreviations
Notes
List of Illustrations
Index
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