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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

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A study of the ancient library as a complex institution with many different functions: as an instrument of power, of memory; an articulation of a political ideal, an art gallery, a place for sociality. Too incidentally raises conceptual questions about modern libraries, bringing to these the insights that a study of antiquity can offer.
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 5th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 7th 2010)
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This is not well-written and immensely technical and esoteric in places. It doesn't help that it reads as if it has come straight from the PhD viva and onto the shelves of the bookstores.
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