The Resource What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?, edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah ; with a preface by Ismail Serageldin

What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?, edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah ; with a preface by Ismail Serageldin

Label
What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?
Title
What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah ; with a preface by Ismail Serageldin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This book covers a wide range of topics, beginning with an initial presentation of different Ancient Egyptian types of library institutions, with a special focus on the later Coptic Nag Hamadi Library. It then deals with the troubled times under later Ptolemies and Romans, when the Royal Library, the Daughter Library and the Mouseion, came under a succession of threats: Caesar's Alexandrian War in 48 B.C., and during the tragic developments in the third and fourth centuries which ultimately culminated in the destruction of the Serapeum that housed the Daughter Library."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
027.032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English with 2 chapters in French
LC call number
Z722.5
LC item number
.W53 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Library of the written word,
  • The manuscript world
Series volume
  • volume 3.
  • volume 1
Label
What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?, edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah ; with a preface by Ismail Serageldin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-240) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Contributors -- The Alexandria Project -- Introduction -- À la Recherche de la Systématisation des Connaissances et du Passage du Concret à l'Abstrait dans l' Égypte Ancienne (Mounir H. Megally) -- Private Collections and Temple Libraries in Ancient Egypt (Fayza M. Haikal) -- Earth, Wind, and Fire: The Alexandrian Fire-storm of 48 B.C (William J. Cherf) -- The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: An Archaeological Viewpoint (Jean-Yves Empereur) -- Demise of the Daughter Library (Mostafa A. El-Abbadi) -- Ce Que Construisent les Ruines (Lucien X. Polastron) -- The Nag Hammadi 'Library' of Coptic Papyrus Codices (Birger A. Pearson) -- Learned Women in the Alexandrian Scholarship and Society of Late Hellenism (Maria Dzielska) -- Synesius of Cyrene and the Christian Neoplatonism: Patterns of Religious and Cultural Symbiosis (Dimitar Y. Dimitrov) -- Damascius and the 'Collectio Philosophica': A Chapter in the History of Philosophical Schools and Libraries in the Neoplatonic Tradition (Georges Leroux) -- Academic Life of Late Antique Alexandria: A View from the Field (Grzegorz Majcherek) -- The Arab Story of the Destruction of the Ancient Library of Alexandria (Qassem Abdou Qassem) -- The Arab Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: Anatomy of a Myth (Bernard Lewis) -- Bibliography -- I. Sources -- II. Lexical Works -- III. Modern Literature -- General Index
Control code
ocn711004374
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283060691
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004165458.i-259
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24995691
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711004374
  • brill1283060698

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