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Burning books and leveling libraries : extremist violence and cultural destruction

Author: Rebecca Knuth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
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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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Knuth
ISBN: 9780275990077 0275990079
OCLC Number: 901217242
Description: 233 p. : ill.
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 reports on the destruction of libraries and books by extremists around the world during the 20th century and investigates some of the complex motivations behind these violent acts. She first Read more...

 
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