The Resource The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600), by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen

The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600), by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen

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The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600)
Title
The great libraries
Title remainder
from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600)
Statement of responsibility
by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • gre
  • eng
Summary
Beginning with the clay-tablet libraries of the ancient Sumerian and Assyro-Babylonian empires, to those inspired by the Italian Renaissance, Mr. Staikos reveals the majesty of western literature within these great depositories of human knowledge. Using over 400 illustrations [200 in full color] the reader is treated to hundreds of beautifully photographed interiors of these legendary libraries and their rare treasures. Chapter by chapter the stories of the fabled libraries of Alexandria, Greece and Rome unfold like an unbroken chain, connecting the wisdom of the ancients to the magnificent libraries of the European Renaissance. The author also shares with us the very personal stories of the founders and the unsung librarians, who struggled during wars and countless disasters to preserve and protect their precious holdings. The chapters on the contributions of the Byzantine and Greek monastic libraries, the foundation of the Western Renaissance, are especially revealing. Mr. Staikos' original scholarship and well-written prose makes a very readable work of surprising originality. He has created a literary masterpiece that captures the rich heritage of one of man's greatest achievements. This is a very special, large format volume no bibliophile will want to be without. Co-published with The British Library. - Publisher
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Staikos, K
Dewey number
027.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z723
LC item number
.S7313 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Z 723 S714 2000
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  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Library architecture
  • Library architecture
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The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600), by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-539) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The peoples of Mesopotamia : The Sumerians ; The age of Hammurabi ; Assurbanipal's library -- Egypt : From the pharaohs to the Ptolemies -- The Hellenic World : From the pre-Socratics to the end of the Classical period -- The Hellenistic period the Great Library of Alexandria : The foundation of the museum ; The Library ; The directors of the Library ; The Library's stock of books ; The destruction of the Library ; A chronicle of the Library's history ; Postscript -- Other libraries in the Hellenistic period : Pergamum ; Ai Khanoum -- Libraries in the Roman world : The world of Latium ; Public libraries ; Architecture -- Libraries in the Roman provinces : The library of Pantaenus ; Hadrian as a patron of art and learning -- The early Christian world : The first Christian libraries ; Architecture -- Byzantium : From Constantinople to early Byzantine humanism ; Byzantine humanism in the ninth century ; From Constantine VII to the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders ; The Empire of Nicaea -- The last Byzantine renaissance, from 1261 to 1453 -- Architecture -- The Middle Ages : The dark ages ; The Carolingian renaissance ; Books and libraries at the universities -- The Renaissance : Humanism ; The achievements of the early printers ; Architecture -- The library of the Oecumenical Patriarchate -- The library of the Monastery of St. John on Patmos -- The Vatican Library -- The Biblioteca Malatestiana at Cesena -- The Biblioteca Marciana -- The Biblioteca Laurenziana -- The St. Gall Library -- The Library of Beatus Rhenanus at Sélestat -- The Herzog August Library at Wolfenbüttel -- The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris -- The Nationalbibliothek in Vienna -- The Corvinian Library -- The Library of Strahov Abbey -- The Bodleian Library
Control code
ocm43286419
Dimensions
34 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xvi, 563 pages
Isbn
9780712306614
Isbn Type
(UK)
Lccn
99087263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)43286419
Label
The great libraries : from antiquity to the Renaissance (3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600), by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos ; preface by Hélène Ahrweiler ; translated by Timothy Cullen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-539) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The peoples of Mesopotamia : The Sumerians ; The age of Hammurabi ; Assurbanipal's library -- Egypt : From the pharaohs to the Ptolemies -- The Hellenic World : From the pre-Socratics to the end of the Classical period -- The Hellenistic period the Great Library of Alexandria : The foundation of the museum ; The Library ; The directors of the Library ; The Library's stock of books ; The destruction of the Library ; A chronicle of the Library's history ; Postscript -- Other libraries in the Hellenistic period : Pergamum ; Ai Khanoum -- Libraries in the Roman world : The world of Latium ; Public libraries ; Architecture -- Libraries in the Roman provinces : The library of Pantaenus ; Hadrian as a patron of art and learning -- The early Christian world : The first Christian libraries ; Architecture -- Byzantium : From Constantinople to early Byzantine humanism ; Byzantine humanism in the ninth century ; From Constantine VII to the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders ; The Empire of Nicaea -- The last Byzantine renaissance, from 1261 to 1453 -- Architecture -- The Middle Ages : The dark ages ; The Carolingian renaissance ; Books and libraries at the universities -- The Renaissance : Humanism ; The achievements of the early printers ; Architecture -- The library of the Oecumenical Patriarchate -- The library of the Monastery of St. John on Patmos -- The Vatican Library -- The Biblioteca Malatestiana at Cesena -- The Biblioteca Marciana -- The Biblioteca Laurenziana -- The St. Gall Library -- The Library of Beatus Rhenanus at Sélestat -- The Herzog August Library at Wolfenbüttel -- The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris -- The Nationalbibliothek in Vienna -- The Corvinian Library -- The Library of Strahov Abbey -- The Bodleian Library
Control code
ocm43286419
Dimensions
34 cm
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xvi, 563 pages
Isbn
9780712306614
Isbn Type
(UK)
Lccn
99087263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)43286419

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