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Matthew Battles

“The middle ages did not care much for alphabetical order, because they were committed to rational order. To the medieval mind, the universe [is] a harmonious whole whose parts are related to one another. It was the responsibility of the author or scholar to discern these rational relationships -- of hierarchy, or of chronology, or of similarities and differences, and so forth.”


Matthew Battles, Library: An Unquiet History
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Library: An Unquiet History Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles
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