Four Great Libraries of Medieval Baghdad

@article{Mackensen1932FourGL,
  title={Four Great Libraries of Medieval Baghdad},
  author={Ruth Stellhorn Mackensen},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={1932},
  volume={2},
  pages={279 - 299}
}
A MONG the glories of Baghdad during the days of the Abbasids were its exceptionally fine libraries. Many of the caliphs of that line were patrons of learning and delighted in collecting ancient and contemporary literature. Before their time some of the princes of the Umayyad dynasty had begun to gather and translate Greek scientific literature. Khalid Ibn Yizid, for example, cultivated Greek and Coptic studies on alchemy and medicine and founded what was probably the first public library among… Expand
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