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Burning books and leveling libraries : extremist violence and cultural destruction

Author: Rebecca Knuth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Om plundring och förstörelse av bibliotek i samband med krig och politisk extremism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Knuth
ISBN: 0275990079 9780275990077
OCLC Number: 185424998
Description: xiv, 233 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing modern biblioclasm --
Tracing the path of extremism from Robespierre to Milosevic --
Political protestors and Amsterdam's South African Institute, 1984 --
Ethnic biblioclasm, 1980-2005 --
National Socialism and the destruction of Berlin's Institute for Sexual Knowledge, 1933 --
Secular fanaticism and the auto-genocide of Cambodia, 1975-1979 --
Fundamentalism and the destruction of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, 1994-2001 --
Dueling ideologies and total war, 1939-1945 --
Anarchy and acquisitive vandalism, 1967-2003 --
Errors of omission and cultural destruction in Iraq, 2003.
Responsibility: Rebecca Knuth.
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