RYHOLT, K. B.,
Libraries before Alexandria. Ancient Near Eastern Traditions.
Oxford University Press, 2019. 512p. Hardback. ... the immediate appeal is to other archaeologists, classicists, linguists, and ancient historians who rely on primary sources to fill in the knowledge gaps of sparsely documented premodern life. But the book also implies numerous possibilities for multidisciplinary scholarship in the library and archival studies fields, particularly regarding resource description and access, the historical relationship between our institutions and social power, and the evolution of recorded human communication. Bradley Wiles, University of Wisconsin Madison, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society |a 16/04/2021 (Publisher's information).