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Ashurbanipal's library

Ashurbanipal's library  

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Wishing to raise cultural standards, Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria (668–628bc), decided to establish a library at Nineveh. He therefore sent agents out to every corner of the empire to gather ...
contrapuntal reading

contrapuntal reading  

Borrowed from music, where it refers to the relationship between themes (e.g. the relation between the famous ‘da-da-da-dum’ in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and its subsequent exploration), this term ...
Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida  

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(1930–2004)French philosopher of poststructuralism, who introduced the philosophical and literary method known as deconstruction.Like his contemporary Althusser, Derrida was a native of Algiers who ...
James Bonwick

James Bonwick  

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(1817–1906),born Lingfield, England, was educated in London and began a career in teaching in 1833. In 1841, pledged to the Nonconformist and temperance causes, he arrived in Hobart and ...
National Library of Greece

National Library of Greece  

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Housed in a neoclassical building designed by Theophilus Hansen, the National Library in Athens was funded by the brothers Panayis, Marinos, and Andres Vallianos and opened in 1903. It contains ...
Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton  

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 (1939– ) American historian.Specializing in 18th-century French book history, Darnton charted the role of books (and attempts at their suppression) in the European Enlightenment and the French ...
Vatican Library

Vatican Library  

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Little is known about the papal library before the late 13th century, when an inventory listed some four hundred volumes. A new collection at Avignon was dispersed in the Great ...

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