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Burning books and leveling libraries : extremist violence and cultural destruction

Author: Rebecca Knuth
Publisher: Westport (Connecticut) ; London Praeger 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Book destruction has often been carried out by authoritarian regimes, but dictatorial governments are not the only perpetrators. This book demonstrates that extremists - through terrorism, war,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Historia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Knuth
ISBN: 0275990079 9780275990077
OCLC Number: 434492951
Description: XIV, 233 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Introducing Modern Biblioclasm Tracing the Path of Extremism From Robespierre to Milosevic Grappling for Voice and Power Political Protestors and Amsterdam's South African Institute, 1984 Ethnic Biblioclasm, 1980-2005 Absolute Power and the Drive to Purify Society 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 War, Power Vacuum, and Anarchy Dueling Ideologies and Total War, 1939-1945 Anarchy and Acquisitive Vandalism, 1967-2003 Errors of Omission and Cultural Destruction in Iraq, 2003 Index
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"Knuth has written a powerful, thought-provoking book to expand on her first book, Libricide (2003). She lays the groundwork by defining extremist behavior, destruction, and biblioclasm, in the Read more...

 
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