Books, Libraries and Civilisation

This series covers the history of books, libraries and knowledge, from the library established by King Ashurbanipal of Assyria in the 7th century BC, to the libraries of the ancient Greeks and Romans, including Alexandria in the 3rd century BC, to the manuscript heritage of the seats of learning in Timbuktu, widely considered to have one of the earliest Universities in the world, with its foundation in AD 989 pre-dating The University of Bologna by almost a century.