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Defunct Libraries - Library of Alexandria, Library of Sir Thomas Browne, Burning of Jaffna Library, John Mein, Za Uski Library (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Defunct Libraries - Library of Alexandria, Library of Sir Thomas Browne, Burning of Jaffna Library, John Mein, Za Uski Library...

Defunct Libraries - Library of Alexandria, Library of Sir Thomas Browne, Burning of Jaffna Library, John Mein, Za Uski Library (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Library of Alexandria, Library of Sir Thomas Browne, Burning of Jaffna library, John Mein, Za uski Library, Villa of the Papyri, House of Wisdom, Bytown Mechanics' Institute, Mechanic Apprentices Library Association, Library of Ashurbanipal, Mercantile Library Association, List of larger libraries in the ancient world, Benjamin Guild, Boston Library Society, William Pelham, Petrarch's library, Hannibal Square Library, Sampson R. Urbino, Bibliotheca Palatina, Imperial Library of Constantinople, Library of Pergamum, Pinakes, Society to Encourage Studies at Home, William Blagrove, Malatestiana Library, House of Knowledge, Boston Medical Library. Excerpt: The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The library was conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter (323-283 BC) or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II (283-246 BC). Plutarch (AD 46-120) wrote that during his visit to Alexandria in 48 BC Julius Caesar "accidentally" burned the library down when he set fire to his own ships to frustrate Achillas' attempt to limit his ability to communicate by sea. After its destruction, scholars used a "daughter library" in a temple known as the Serapeum, located in another part of the city. Intended both as a commemoration and an emulation of the original, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was inaugurated in 2002 near the site of the old library. In 2004, a Polish-Egyptian excavation team announced that they had discovered the remains of the Library of Alexandria. The Ancient Library of AlexandriaAccording t...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-17861-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-155-17861-0
Barcode: 9781155178615

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