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The Memory of Mankind: The Story of Libraries Since the Dawn of History
     

The Memory of Mankind: The Story of Libraries Since the Dawn of History

by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Alfred Hessel, Reuben Peiss
 
The Memory of Mankind is an illustrated history of the unique role libraries have played in the history of civilization. From the clay tablets of Ancient Sumer to the Internet, this work provides an introductory survey of the historical development of libraries from its earliest beginnings to the modern day.

As an institution, the library has

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The Memory of Mankind is an illustrated history of the unique role libraries have played in the history of civilization. From the clay tablets of Ancient Sumer to the Internet, this work provides an introductory survey of the historical development of libraries from its earliest beginnings to the modern day.

As an institution, the library has survived the fall of empires and the follies of man and nature. This incredibly rich history covering the birth and growth of these housed treasures of knowledge has influenced societies throughout the world.

Don Heinrich Tolzmann has taken the classic, German-language work The History of Libraries by Alfred Hessel (published 1925 and translated by Reuben Peiss in 1950) and expanded it with additional text to cover the important past 50 years of library development.

Tolzmann also completely rewrote the first chapter due to the discovery of many clay tablet libraries in the ancient Middle East, thus expanding our library history knowledge back 5,000 years.

Bibliophiles, librarians and students of history will find The Memory of Mankind is a well-researched and important review of one of man's most ancient institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584560494
Publisher:
Oak Knoll Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.81(d)

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