From ancient times to the present many cultures around the world have considered libraries as storehouses of ideas, creativity and knowledge. The preconditions for a society to have a library are a writing script, a level of literacy, schools that foster literary skills, an educated and resourceful educated class, an interest in reading, and a publishing industry. The ‘Libraries in Ancient World’ is comprehensive, embracing book presenting the story of ancient libraries from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Asia, Greece and Rome.
Print ISBN: 978-1-68250-472-7 | $150 | 2018 | Hardcover
Editor: Peter N. Anderson