history of libraries in the Western world. by Elmer D. Johnson

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This edition of the History of Libraries in the Western World represents a substantial revision of the earlier edition, taking into account the "information revolution" that has swept the West since and the political revolution that swept across Europe beginning in In addition, recent scholarship has been incorporated throughout the Cited by: First, the book IMO isn't American centric.

It goes through the history of libraries and writing all the way back to the very beginning of the Western world. I also like that they call it history of Libraries in the Western World with no presumptions made about what might be going on in the Middle East and Asia that also have very long histories/5.

Libraries, History, Bibliotheques, Geschichte, Bibliothek, Histoire About the Book The present work is an attempt to trace the history of libraries in the western world; to indicate the way in which libraries developed and how they influenced and were influenced by their coeval by: Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Harris, Michael H.

History of libraries in the western world. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, Get this from a library. History of libraries in the Western World. [Elmer D Johnson; Michael H Harris] -- The present work is an attempt to trace the history of libraries in the western world; to indicate the way in which libraries developed and how they influenced and were influenced by their coeval.

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The book is full of interesting asides.",Cited by: 8. This edition of the History of Libraries in the Western World represents a substantial revision of the earlier edition, taking into account the "information revolution" that has swept the West since and the political revolution that swept across Europe beginning in In addition, recent scholarship has been incorporated throughout the text, with special emphasis on the work centered.

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The history of libraries The ancient world. In earliest times there was no distinction between a record room (or archive) and a library, and in this sense libraries can be said to have existed for almost as long as records have been kept. A temple in the Babylonian town of Nippur, dating from the first half of the 3rd millennium bc, was found to have a number of rooms filled with clay tablets.

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Adding to the list of names among the greatest libraries of the past, the Bayt al-Hikmah (translated as ‘The House of Wisdom’) was established in Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Empire, around the 8th century by Caliph Harun al-Rashid (reign from CE) during the time of Author: Ancient-Origins.

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Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press. MLA Citation. Harris, Michael H. and Johnson, Elmer D. History of libraries in the western world / Michael H. Harris Scarecrow Press Metuchen, N.J Australian/Harvard Citation."In a new book, The Library: A World History, author James Campbell and photographer Will Pryce survey the world’s libraries, from the expansive new National Library of China to the Tripitaka Koreana, which was built in in South Korea and is one of the oldest intact libraries in the world.

The book is full of interesting asides.".

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