Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity (Hardback)J. Raven (editor)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.
'This important collection of essays...goes well beyond outrage to reflect on the complex role libraries have played over several millenia.' - The Times Literary Supplement
'Any interested reader in books and libraries will find a great deal here to facinate and inform, but there is more, for it also offers the reader a great deal of scope for reflection on the meaning of the loss and destruction of libraries...The Introducion 'Resonances of Loss' ranges even wider than the chapters and does so with scholarly assurance and stimulating identification of themes and connections...each chapter of the book has much to offer and the reviewer heartily reccommends it to students of all aspects of the culture of books and libraries' - Paul Sturges, Library History
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