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Author Murray, Stuart, 1948-

Title The library : an illustrated history / Stuart A.P. Murray ; introduction by Donald G. Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Imprint New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  027.009 M966l 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 310 pages : illustrations (some color), music, portraits ; 27 cm
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Summary The history of libraries from ancient to modern times is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-307) and index.
Contents The ancient libraries -- European libraries of the Middle Ages -- Asia and Islam -- Europe's High Middle Ages -- Renaissance to Reformation -- People of the book -- War and a golden age -- The library in colonial North America -- The library in the young United States -- Libraries across America -- Organizing knowledge -- Libraries, librarians, and media centers -- Libraries of the world.
Subject Libraries -- History.
Libraries -- Pictorial works.
Libraries. (OCoLC)fst00997341
Libraries -- History.
Libraries -- Pictorial works.
Libraries -- History.
Libraries -- Pictorial works.
Libraries -- history.
Libraries -- pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9781602397064 (alk. paper)
1602397066 (alk. paper)
9780838909911 (ALA ed.)
0838909914 (ALA ed.)
9781616084530 (pbk.)
1616084537 (pbk.)

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