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A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern-day Iraq

Author: Fernando Báez
Publisher: New York : Atlas, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Báez
ISBN: 9781934633014 1934633011
OCLC Number: 476969069
Notes: Originaltitel: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros
Description: xii, 354 s. : illustrations
Responsibility: Fernando Báez ; transl. from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam

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A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present

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