Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

by Fred Lerner, Frederick Andrew Lerner
     
 

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This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, the Library of Congress, university

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This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, the Library of Congress, university libraries, and today's large public library system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826413253
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Fred Lerner holds degrees in history and library science from Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He has also written widely on contemporary science fiction and produces a bibliographical database indexing literature on posttraumatic stress disorder. He lives in Vermont with his wife Sheryl, a retired teacher.

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