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Small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 212 pages. The Memory of Mankind is an illustrated history of the unique role libraries have played in the history of civilization. As an institution, the library has survived the fall of empires and the vagaries of humans and nature. Don Heinrich Tolzmann took the classic, German-language work, The History of Libraries by Alfred Hessel (published 1925 and translated by Reuben Peiss in 1950), and expanded it with additional text to cover the 75 important years through the end of the twentieth century. Tolzmann also completely rewrote the first chapter due to the discovery of many clay-tablet libraries in the ancient Middle East, thus expanding our library history knowledge back another 5, 000 years. A student of history will find The Memory of Mankind is a well-researched and well-written review of one of humankind's most ancient institutions.
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