History of Libraries of the Western World (Paperback)Michael H. Harris (author)
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 221 x 144 x 19 mm
Edition: 4th Edition
This edition is a substantial revision of the 1976 version. * Jal Guide To Professional Literature *
...the best and most readable all-purpose survey history of western libraries that has ever been produced... * Collection Management *
...places developments in library history within a larger social context.
...the fact that it has reached a fourth edition suggests a life of some utility. There is little more to be said. The tour is conducted by a conventional guide well primed with dates, names, and (highly condensed) social background... * Library Review *
Themes are well identified and discussed: detail of places, persons and dates is provided in appropriate quantity. The chronological balance of the book is, as ever, a judicious one, with nearly half devoted to ancient and medieval libraries. -- Paul Sturges, Loughborough University
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