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    DescriptionThe Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world, containing thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This book demonstrates that Alexandria became - through the contemporary reputation of its library - a point of confluence for Greek, Roman, Jewish and Syrian culture that drew scholars and statesmen from throughout the ancient world. It also explores the histories of Alexander the Great and of Alexandria itself, the greatest city of the ancient world. This new paperback edition offers general readers an accessible introduction to the history of this magnificent yet still mysterious institution from the time of its foundation up to its tragic destruction.


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    Title
    The Library of Alexandria
    Subtitle
    Centre of Learning in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roy Macleod
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781850435945
    ISBN 10: 1850435944
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: GLM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 027.032
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: Z722.5 .L53 2004
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: Z722.5 \.M
    Thema V1.0: NHC, GLM, NHHA
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    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    04 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roy MacLeod is Professor of History at the University of Sydney. Educated at Harvard, the LSE and Cambridge, he has taught in England, France, the Netherlands and the US, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.
    Review quote
    "These fascinating, far-ranging essays should appeal to the general as well as the academic reader" -Arthur Foss, Anglo-Hellenic Review