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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 ...
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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