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The Library of Alexandria Rediscovering the Cradle of Western Culture by Roy MacLeod

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Published by I. B. Tauris .
Written in English


  • African history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Libraries & information centres,
  • Social history,
  • History: World,
  • Civilization,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Middle East - Egypt,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient Egypt,
  • Civilization, Classical,
  • Ancient - Egypt,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Books & Reading,
  • Libraries,
  • To 400,
  • Books & Reading,
  • Alexandria,
  • Alexandrian Library,
  • Egypt,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8627095M
ISBN 101860644287
ISBN 109781860644283

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