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By Patrick M. Valentine

While the significance of writing has usually been well-known, the function of books and particularly that of libraries has simply as usually been slighted. wisdom, as soon as generated, needs to be communicated, preserved, and obtainable. Books of their various formats—from clay drugs to scrolls and manuscripts to pixels—have been instrumental in spreading wisdom, even if particularly little realization has been given to the tale of books themselves.

A Social background of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes strains the jobs of books and libraries all through recorded historical past and explores their social and cultural significance inside differing societies and altering instances. It offers the historical past of books from clay capsules to e-books and the heritage of libraries, even if outfitted of bricks or bytes. Following an creation that units the theoretical foundation for the ancient value of books and libraries, chapters exchange among the historical past of the publication and the background of libraries. integrated in the chapters are brief tours on a few specific improvement, akin to e-book logos or cataloging. Case stories are given as thematic illustrations of libraries everywhere.

Patrick M. Valentine argues that social and cultural forces were extra influential in opting for the character and standing of data, books, and libraries than has know-how. yet A Social historical past of Books and Libraries is way from a jeremiad opposed to expertise; relatively it provides heritage in the sophisticated but transferring context of time and position. even if written essentially for librarians and library scholars, it is going to even be of curiosity to a much wider viewers of students and people attracted to books, libraries, and cultural history.

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