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Published: 14 November 2019

512 Pages | 3 colour maps and 69 black-and-white and colour illustrations


ISBN: 9780199655359

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Libraries before Alexandria

Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Edited by Kim Ryholt and Gojko Barjamovic

  • Presents the first comprehensive study of ancient libraries, ranging over a broad chronology and geography
  • Assembles data that is either entirely new or which was previously scattered across isolated scholarly publications in many different languages
  • Draws together insights from across a range of disciplines in ten accessible chapters which will be of interest to a broad readership
  • Offers concise overviews to different periods in general chapter introductions while contextualizing findings though detailed case studies
  • Richly illustrated with colour images to provide vivid insights into the rich material culture of ancient libraries and scholarly practice

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