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Library: An Unquiet History
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Library: An Unquiet History
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Library: An Unquiet History

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This book 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. 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. Matthew Battle. Paper, 2004, ISBN 0-393-32564-4. 256 pages.
Hardcover 2003 OUT OF PRINT, ISBN: 0-393-02029-0. From Shop Homepage, go to Powells Books under Associated Links for out of print books.


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