A library is a depository or building for books of all kinds. Libraries could be part of private houses, royal palaces, public and religious buildings ( Gymnasium, Forum, Thermae ), sanctuaries, or be independent buildings. Only few libraries have been secured or preserved, because most of their constituent elements, including bookcases (armaria) and furnishings, were made of wood.
Nielsen, Inge (Hamburg),
Burkard, Günther (Munich),
Maul, Stefan (Heidelberg) and
Vössing, Konrad (Aachen),
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