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Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity

Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity (Hardback)

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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesStorage, maintenance & preservation of collections Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 12/03/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403921192  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JEREMY BLACK Lecturer in Akkadian, University of Oxford, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Director of the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature FRIEDRICH BUCHMAYR Archivist, Monastery of Sankt Florian, Austria MARGARET CONNOLLY Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, University College, Cork, Ireland T. KEITH DIX Associate Professor of Classics, University of Georgia at Athens, USA ROBERT J. FYNE Professor of English at Kean University, New Jersey, and Senior Editor of Film and History REBECCA J. KNUTH Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii RICHARD L. KREMER Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA CLARISSA CAMPBELL ORR Senior Lecturer in History, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK MARTYN RADY Reader in Central European History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and General Editor of The Slavonic and East European Review NIGEL RAMSAY Senior Research Fellow, Department of History, University College London, UK DAVID RUNDLE James P.R. Lyell Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies and Palaeography, University of Oxford, and Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK SEM C. SUTTER Assistant Director for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago Library, USA DOMINIQUE VARRY Maitre e Conferences Habilite a Diriger des Recherche, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliotheques (ENSSIB), Lyon, France RUI (RAY) WANG Government Documents Librarian, Humboldt State University, California, USA YULIN YANG Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, People's Republic of China

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