A large, comparative historical past of librarianship, this fascinating paintings is going past the traditional specialize in associations and collections that will help you discover the half sleek librarianship played―and maintains to play―in forming Western cultures.
• Discusses the cultural position of libraries and the position of data in shaping smooth society
• Deepens readers' realizing of the heritage of the 20 th century and glossy librarianship, together with electronic convergence of the earlier decades
• Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and a number of details eras as a part of the improvement of librarianship over greater than a century
• Explores tensions round specialist neutrality within the provision of public entry to info and data in a democratic society
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C. 2500. This "hidden" god, for such is the meaning of the name Amen, was essentially a god of the south of Egypt, but when the Theban kings vanquished their foes in the north, and so became masters of the whole country, Amen became a god of the first importance, and the kings of the XVIIIth, XIXth, and XXth dynasties endowed his temples on a lavish scale. The priests of the god called Amen "the king of the gods," and they endeavoured to make all Egypt accept him as such, but in spite of their power they saw that they could not bring this result about unless they identified him with the oldest gods of the land.
This "hidden" god, for such is the meaning of the name Amen, was essentially a god of the south of Egypt, but when the Theban kings vanquished their foes in the north, and so became masters of the whole country, Amen became a god of the first importance, and the kings of the XVIIIth, XIXth, and XXth dynasties endowed his temples on a lavish scale. The priests of the god called Amen "the king of the gods," and they endeavoured to make all Egypt accept him as such, but in spite of their power they saw that they could not bring this result about unless they identified him with the oldest gods of the land.
And it may be this custom which is referred to in various places in the Book of the Dead, when the deceased declares that he has collected his limbs "and made his body whole again," and already in the Vth dynasty King Teta is thus addressed--"Rise up, O thou Teta! Thou hast received thy head, thou hast knitted together thy bones, [Footnote: _Recueil de Travaux_, tom. v. p. 40 (I. C. 900), by which time Amen-R[=a] had been thrust in among the gods of the underworld, and prayers were made, in some cases, to him instead of to Osiris.
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