The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 1, To 1640

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 1, To 1640


This quantity is the 1st specified survey of libraries in Britain and eire as much as the Civil warfare. It strains the transition from collections of books with out a fastened neighborhood habitation to the library, mainly of published books, a lot as we all know it this present day. It examines altering styles within the formation of publication collections within the past medieval interval, strains the mixed impression of the actions of the mendicant orders and the scholarship of the schools within the 13th and fourteenth centuries, and the adoption of the library room and the expansion of non-public ebook collections within the fourteenth and 15th. the quantity then focuses upon the dispersal of the monastic libraries within the mid-sixteenth centuries, the production of recent kinds of library, and eventually, the stairs wherein the collections accrued through antiquaries got here to shape the bases of the nationwide and institutional libraries of england and eire. Cambridge Histories Online

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