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The Resource Library : an unquiet history, Matthew Battles

Library : an unquiet history, Matthew Battles

Label
Library : an unquiet history
Title
Library
Title remainder
an unquiet history
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Battles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the clay-tablet collections of ancient Mesopotamia to the storied Alexandria libraries in Egypt, from the burned scrolls of China's Qing Dynasty to the book pyres of the Hitler Youth, from the great medieval library in Baghdad to the priceless volumes destroyed in the multi-cultural Bosnian National Library in Sarajevo, the library has been a battleground of competing notions of what books mean to us. Battles explores how, throughout its many changes, the library has served two contradictory impulses: on the one hand, the urge to exalt canons of literature, to secure and worship the best and most beautiful words; on the other, the desire to contain and control all forms of human knowledge
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Battles, Matthew
Dewey number
027/.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and society
  • Books
Label
Library : an unquiet history, Matthew Battles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2003
  • "With a new afterword" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Reading the library -- Burning Alexandria -- The house of wisdom -- The battle of the books -- Books for all -- Knowledge on fire -- Lost in the stacks -- Afterword
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780393351453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn891672048
  • 1479939
Label
Library : an unquiet history, Matthew Battles
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2003
  • "With a new afterword" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Reading the library -- Burning Alexandria -- The house of wisdom -- The battle of the books -- Books for all -- Knowledge on fire -- Lost in the stacks -- Afterword
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780393351453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn891672048
  • 1479939

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