Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

Paperback Yale Nota Bene

By (author) Lionel Casson

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300097212
  • ISBN 13: 9780300097214
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 30 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 246,467

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This work tells the story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a tour from the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries. He explains what books were acquired and how, who read them, how they were organized, and more.

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