A baronial legacy from the Transylvanian Enlightenment: the Brukenthal Library (1777; 1790; 1817–2017) Cover Image
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Un lăsământ baronial din vremea Iluminismului transilvan: Biblioteca Brukenthal (1777; 1790; 1817–2017)
A baronial legacy from the Transylvanian Enlightenment: the Brukenthal Library (1777; 1790; 1817–2017)

Author(s): Constantin Ittu
Subject(s): Preservation, Library operations and management
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Brukenthal Library; old books; Chapel Library; Academy of Law; Sibiu Patriciate; Dominican Monastery Library.14

Summary/Abstract: The founding of the Brukenthal Library was made possible due to the book collection purchased by Samuel Baron von Brukenthal (15.972 volumes), enlarged over the years through the means of other collections, among which the Chapel Library, founded as early as the 14 century, encompassing the Dominican Monastery Library, the collections or libraries which had belonged to the rich Patriciate families of Sibiu, as well as the book collections of Academy of Law. To all these, the Brukenthal Library was enriched thanks to private donations, either from Transylvania or from abroad.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2017
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 133-146
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian