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Library: An Unquiet History

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On the survival and destruction of knowledge, from Alexandria to the Internet. Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Information Age. He explores how libraries are built and how they are destroyed, from the decay of the great Alexandrian library to scroll burnings in ancient China to the destruction of Aztec books by the Spanish--and in our own time, the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia. Encyclopedic in its breadth and novelistic in its telling, this volume will occupy a treasured place on the bookshelf next to Baker's , Basbanes's , Manguel's , and Winchester's .

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"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."--

Synopsis:

Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited tour of libraries--from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Information Age.

About the Author

Matthew Battles is a rare books librarian at the Houghton Library at Harvard University and a contributor to Harper's. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325645
Author:
Battles, Matthew
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Library & Information Science - General
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.30x5.56x.65 in. .51 lbs.

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