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Historiography and Beginnings of Libraries

Let's kick on the course with an overview of the study of library history and beginnings of libraries. Watch the Beginnings video at Vimeo.

Before we dive into library history, let's take a look at how popular culture views libraries through the movies. Read each of the following page.

Historiography is the art and science of history. We'll begin by exploring the study of history as it relates to libraries. Read each of the following pages.

Let's examine the people, places, and events that led to the first libraries. Read each of the following pages.

*Throughout this course we'll use the international standard dating conventions BCE (Before Common Era, formerly known as BC) and CE (Common Era, formerly known as AD).


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