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General History


These are NOT required readings. Instead they provide the foundations for the course. References are made to many of these materials in the online readings.

Adkins, D. (2002). The digital library and younger users. In G. E. Gorman (ed), International Yearbook of Library and Information Management, 2002-2003. Library Association, 133-156.
Altick Richard, D. (1963). The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public. University of Chicago Press.
Backhouse, J. & British Library (2000). Medieval Rural Life in the Luttrell Psalter. University of Toronto Press.
Bain Jr., James (August 1999) Canadian libraries. The Library Journal, 25(8), 7- 10.
Basbanes, Nicholas (2004). A Splendor of Letters. Perennial.
Basbanes, N. A. (1995). A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. H. Holt and Co.
Basbanes, Nicholas (2003). Patience & Fortitude. Perennial.
Battles, Matthew (2003). Library: An Unquiet History. W.W. Norton.
Berners-Lee, T. & Fischetti, M. (1999). Weaving the Web: the Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by its Inventor. Harper San Francisco.
Birt, Theodor (1907). Die Buchrolle in Der Kunst. (German) Available: http://books.google.com/books?id=zTQxAAAAMAAJ
Boyd, Clarence Eugene (1915). Public Libraries and Literary Culture in Ancient Rome. University of Chicago Press. Available: http://books.google.com/books?id=KSZKAAAAMAAJ
Bringhurst, R. (2004). The Solid Form of Language. Gaspereau Press.
Brook, Timothy (1996). Edifying knowledge: The building of school libraries in Ming China. Late Imperial China, (17)1, 93-119.
Brown-Syed, C. & Sands, C. B. (1997). Librarians in fiction; a discussion. Education Libraries, 21(1). Battles, Matthew (2008). Library: An Unquiet History. W. W. Norton.
Bowe, Carole (Winter 2011). Recent trends in UK prison libraries. Library Trends, 59(3), 427-445.
Burpee, L.J. (May 1904). The library outlook in Canada. Public Libraries, 9(5), 195-197.
Casson, Lionel (2001). Libraries in the Ancient World. Yale University Press.
Canfora, L. (1989). The Vanished Library. University of California Press.
Cantor, N. F. & Schneider, R. I. (1967). How To Study History. Crowell.
Carmicheal, D. W. (2003). Organizing Archival Records : A Practical Method of Arrangement and description for Small archives. AltaMira Press.
Carpenter, Kenneth E. (1996). Readers & Libraries: Toward a History of Libraries and Culture in America, Library of Congress.
Cart, M. (2002). In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians. Overlook Press.
Casson, Lionel (2001). Libraries of the Ancient World. Yale University.
Chappell, W. (1970). A Short History of the Printed Word. Nonpareil Books.
Christ, Karl (1984). The Handbook of Medieval Library History. The Scarecrow Press.
Clark, John Willis (1901). The Care of Books. Cambridge University Press Warehouse. Available: http://books.google.com/books?id=uvQ_AAAAYAAJ
Cogliati Arano, L. (1976). The Medieval Health Handbook Tacuinum Sanitatis. London, Barrie & Jenkins.
Coleman, Sterling Joseph (2008). Empire of the Mind: Subscription Libraries, Literacy, and Acculturation in the Colonies of the British Empire. Available: http://books.google.com/books?id=fP-9bKK7yxkC&pg=PA17
Constable, G. (1976). Medieval Monasticism : a select bibliography. University of Toronto Press.
Day, R. E. (2001). The Modern Invention of Information : Discourse, History, and Power. Southern Illinois University Press.
de Bury, Richard. The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury. Amazon Press.
Dennys, R. (1976). The Heraldic Imagination. Barrie & Jenkins, Anson-Cartwright Editions.
Dzielska, M. (1995). Hypatia of Alexandria. Harvard University Press.
Edwards, Edward (1859). Memoirs of Libraries. Trubner & Co. Available: http://books.google.com/books?id=l60FAAAAMAAJ
Eisenstein, E. L. (1993). The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press.
Elayyan, Ribhi Mustafa (June 1990). The History of the Arabic-Islamic libraries: 7th to 14th centuries. International Library Review, 22(2), 119-135.
Ellis, I. C. (1996). Book Finds : How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books. Berkley Pub. Group.
Floud, R. (1973). An Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Historians. Methuen.
Gaskell, P. (1978). A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford University Press.
Gellrich, J. M. (1985). The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: language theory, mythology, and fiction. Cornell University Press.
Green, J. (1996). Chasing the Sun: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made. Henry Holt.
Greetham, D. C. (1994). Textual Scholarship : an Introduction. Garland Pub.
Harris, Michael H. (1995). Modern European libraries. In, History of Libraries in the Western World, Fourth Edition, Scarecrow Press, 1995, 207-239, 241-297.
Haskins, C. H. (1927). The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century. Harvard University Press.
Haskins, C. H. (1957). The Rise of Universities. Great Seal Books.
Habermas, J. (1979). Communication and the Evolution of Society. Beacon Press.
Harris, Michael H. (1995). History of Libraries in Western World. Scarecrow Press.
Howard, R. J. (1982). Three Faces of Hermeneutics : an Introduction to Current Theories of Understanding. University of California Press.
Hutton, Cate (March 1997). High-altitude librarianship: The adventures of an ALA Library fellow in Tibet. Information Technology and Libraries, 30-33.
Innis, H. A. & Godfrey, D. (1986). Empire & Communications. Press Porcepic.
Jackson, Sidney L. (1974). Libraries and Librarianship in the West: a Brief History. McGraw Hall.
Lasky, K. & Hawke, K. (1994). The Librarian who Measured the Earth. Boston, Little, Brown and Company.
Kennedy, Brian (August 15, 2005). After Seattle. Library Journal, 34-37.
Leedham-Green, Elizabeth (1999). University libraries and book-sellers. In Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp (ads), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Vol. III, 316-353.
Leedham-Green, E. & McKitterick (1999). Ownership: private and public libraries. In John Barnard and D. F. McKenzie (ads), The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Vol. IV (1557-1695), 323-338.
Lerner, Fred (1999). Libraries through the Ages. Continuum Publishing.
Liao, Jing (Spring 2004). The Genesis of the modern academic library in China: Western influences and the Chinese response. Libraries & Culture, 39(2), 161-174.
Manguel, Albert (2008). The Library at Night. Yale University Press.
McKerrow, R. B. (1967). An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Clarendon Press.
McKittrick, David (1986). The limits of library history. The History of Books and Libraries: Two Views, Library of Congress, 17-32.
Morris, W., E. D. LeMire, et al. (1969). The Unpublished Lectures of William Morris. Wayne State University Press.
Mount, E. and Massoud, R. (1999). Special Libraries and Information Centers. Special Libraries Association.
Murphy, Stuart A. P. (2009). Libraries: An Illustrated History. Skyhorse Publishing.
Murray, K. M. E. (1979). Caught in the Web of Words. Oxford University Press.
Pearsall, D. A. & Salter, E. (1973). Landscapes and Seasons of the Medieval World. Elek.
Petsalis-Diomidis, Alexia (2010). Truly Beyond Wonders: Aelius Aristides and the Cult of Asklepios. Oxford University Press.
Petchey, W.J. (2004). The Intentions of Thomas Plume. Trustees of the Plume Library. Available: http://www.thomasplumeslibrary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/Intentions.pdf
Peterson, L. (2002). Digital versus print issues. In G. E. Gorman. (ed), International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2002-2003. Library Association, 26-44.
Petroski, Henry (1999). The Book on the Bookshelf. Alfred A. Knopf.
Pisani, A. (1992). Euro-librarianship: Shared Resources, Shared Responsibilities. Haworth Press.
Putnam, George Haven (1898). Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Ranganathan, S.R. (1988). The Five Laws of Library Science, 2nd Edition Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, UBS Publishers' Distributors.
Ricketts, C. S., Rogers, B., et al. (1899). A Defence of the Revival of Printing. Hacon & Ricketts.
Robertson, D. W. (1962). A Preface to Chaucer: Studies in Medieval Perspectives. Princeton University Press.
Rouse, Roscoe (1966). The libraries of nineteenth-century college societies. In David Kaser (ed), Books in America's Past: Essays Honoring Rudolph H. Gjelsness, University Press of Virginia, 26-42.
Shera, J. H. and D. J. Foskett (1965). Libraries and the Organization of Knowledge. Archon Books.
Shores, L. (1965). Mark Hopkins' Log, and other essays. Shoe String Press.
Sibai, M. (1987). Mosque Libraries: An Historical Study. Mansell Publishing.
Smalley, B. (1960). English Friars and Antiquity in the Early Fourteenth Century. Basil Blackwell.
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand (1900). The history of libraries. In, A Book for All Readers, Designed as an Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries, Putnam, 287-320.
Struve, Lynn (August 14, 1987). Going by the book." Times Literary Supplement, 877.
Thaler, M. (1997). The Librarian from the Black Lagoon. Scholastic.
Thompson, J. W. (1939). The Medieval Library. The University of Chicago Press.
Updike Daniel, B. (1980). Printing Types : Their History, Forms and Use: A Study in Survivals. Dover.
Watters, Thomas (1904). On Yuan Chwang’s Travels in India 629-645 A.D. Royal Asiatic Society. Available: http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924071132769
Weitzmann, Kurt (1970). Illustrations in Roll and Codex. Medieval Librarianship, 11-50.
White, T. H. & Cambridge University Library (1984). The Book of Beasts : being a translation from a Latin bestiary of the twelfth century. Dover.
Willison, R. (1980). On the History of Libraries and Scholarship, Library of Congress.
Winchester, S. (1998). The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers.
Wriggins, Sllay (1996). Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road. Westview Press.
Wright Cyril, E. (1973). English Heraldic Manuscripts in the British Museum. British Library Board by British Museum.
Xian, Fa; tr. by James Legge (1886). A Record of Buddhistic kingdoms; being an account by the Chinese monk FA-HIEN of his travels in India and Ceylon, A.D. 399-414, in search of the Buddhist books of discipline. The Clarendon Press. Available: http://www.archive.org/stream/recordofbuddhist00fahsuoft

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Johnson, W.A. (2002). Ancient Libraries: An Evolving Bibliography. Available: http://classics.uc.edu/~johnson/libraries/library_biblio.html

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