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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
Editor
Writer of preface
Subject
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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English text with 2 chapters in French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • El-Abbadi, Mostafa
  • Fathallah, Omnia Mounir
  • Serageldin, Ismail
Series statement
  • Library of the written word
  • The manuscript world
Series volume
  • v. 3.
  • v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Alexandrian Library.
  • Alexandrian Library
Label
What happened to the ancient Library of Alexandria?, edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah ; with a preface by Ismail Serageldin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Alexandria Project
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • la Recherche de la Systematisation des Connaissances et du Passage du Concret a l'Abstrait dans l'Egypte Ancienne/
  • Mounir H. Megally
  • p. 9
  • Private Collections and Temple Libraries in Ancient Egypt/
  • Fayza M. Haikal
  • p. 39
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire: The Alexandrian Fire-storm of 48 B.C./
  • William J. Cherf
  • p. 55
  • Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: An Archaeological Viewpoint/
  • Jean-Yves Empereur
  • p. 75
  • Demise of the Daughter Library/
  • Mostafa A. El-Abbadi
  • p. 89
  • Ce Que Construisent les Ruines/
  • Lucien X. Polastron
  • p. 95
  • Nag Hammadi 'Library' of Coptic Papyrus Codices/
  • Birger A. Pearson
  • p. 109
  • Learned Women in the Alexandrian Scholarship and Society of Late Hellenism/
  • Maria Dzielska
  • p. 129
  • Synesius of Cyrene and the Christian Neoplatonism: Patterns of Religious and Cultural Symbiosis/
  • Dimitar Y. Dimitrov
  • p. 149
  • Damascius and the 'Collectio Philosophica': A Chapter in the History of Philosophical Schools and Libraries in the Neoplatonic Tradition/
  • Georges Leroux
  • p. 171
  • Academic Life of Late Antique Alexandria: A View from the Field/
  • Grzegorz Majcherek
  • p. 191
  • Arab Story of the Destruction of the Ancient Library of Alexandria/
  • Qassem Abdou Qassem
  • p. 207
  • Arab Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: Anatomy of a Myth/
  • Bernard Lewis
  • p. 213
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • General Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocn173808202
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 259 p.
Isbn
9789004165458
Lccn
2008004209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Alexandria Project
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • la Recherche de la Systematisation des Connaissances et du Passage du Concret a l'Abstrait dans l'Egypte Ancienne/
  • Mounir H. Megally
  • p. 9
  • Private Collections and Temple Libraries in Ancient Egypt/
  • Fayza M. Haikal
  • p. 39
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire: The Alexandrian Fire-storm of 48 B.C./
  • William J. Cherf
  • p. 55
  • Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: An Archaeological Viewpoint/
  • Jean-Yves Empereur
  • p. 75
  • Demise of the Daughter Library/
  • Mostafa A. El-Abbadi
  • p. 89
  • Ce Que Construisent les Ruines/
  • Lucien X. Polastron
  • p. 95
  • Nag Hammadi 'Library' of Coptic Papyrus Codices/
  • Birger A. Pearson
  • p. 109
  • Learned Women in the Alexandrian Scholarship and Society of Late Hellenism/
  • Maria Dzielska
  • p. 129
  • Synesius of Cyrene and the Christian Neoplatonism: Patterns of Religious and Cultural Symbiosis/
  • Dimitar Y. Dimitrov
  • p. 149
  • Damascius and the 'Collectio Philosophica': A Chapter in the History of Philosophical Schools and Libraries in the Neoplatonic Tradition/
  • Georges Leroux
  • p. 171
  • Academic Life of Late Antique Alexandria: A View from the Field/
  • Grzegorz Majcherek
  • p. 191
  • Arab Story of the Destruction of the Ancient Library of Alexandria/
  • Qassem Abdou Qassem
  • p. 207
  • Arab Destruction of the Library of Alexandria: Anatomy of a Myth/
  • Bernard Lewis
  • p. 213
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • General Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocn173808202
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 259 p.
Isbn
9789004165458
Lccn
2008004209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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