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The Library of Universal History: Diodorus Siculus and Literary Cosmopolitanism

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 considers another book that calls itself a library, the Library of History of Diodorus Siculus. Here the book has a particular world view, which demonstrates that the library may have a ... More


Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


Scribal Habits at the Tebtunis Temple Library: On Materiality, Formal Features, and Palaeography

Kim Ryholt

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Tebtunis temple library provides a unique opportunity to investigate the operation of an institutional library from ancient Egypt. This chapter focuses on a range of formal features, ... More


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