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The Great Libraries: From Antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D.1600)
Konstantinos Staikos


ISBN: 978-158-456-018-0
Σελίδες: 563
Σχήμα: 23,50Χ33 /172 4/χρωμεs εικόνεs 279 Α/Μ εικόνεs
Εξώφυλλο: πανόδετο
Ημερομηνία έκδοσης: 5/2000

Τιμή | 77.44 €

προσθήκη στο καλάθι

 This work chronicles the development of the library from 3000 BC to 1600 AD. Beginning with the clay tablet libraries of the ancient empires, to those inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the history of these great depositories of human knowledge is examined, together with that of the scholars and librarians who struggled to increase and preserve their precious holdings. Illustrated throughout, this large format volume should provide an addition to the library of every bibliophile.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


At first glance, this book, copublished with the British Library, appears very similar to Anthony Hobson's Great Libraries (Putnam, 1970. o.p.), but only the second half is comparable to the earlier work. Book 1 is an encyclopedic narrative history of libraries from approximately 3000 BCE to 1600 CE. Except for two short chapters on library development in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, this section is nearly equally divided between the libraries of the Greek East and the Latin West. Book 2 contains individual chapters on 14 European libraries founded before 1600. Ten of the libraries, including the Vatican Library, France's Biblioth que Nationale, and Oxford University's Bodleian Library, are also covered in Hobson. Staikos also includes additional Eastern European libraries such as the Oecumenical Patriarchate Library in Constantinople, the Strahov Abbey Library in Prague, and Hungary's defunct Corvinian Library but, unlike Hobson, excludes all non-European libraries. Author Staikos (The Charta of Greek Printing) has worked on the interior design of two of the historic Greek libraries featured here, and he displays impressive scholarship in this lavishingly illustrated (in both black-and-white and color) tome. For large libraries collecting on library science and European history and civilization.DThomas F. O'Connor, Manhattan Coll. Libs., Bronx, NY 
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek