A Universal History of the Destruction of Books

A Universal History of the Destruction of Books

From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq

Book - 2008
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A product of 10 years' research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces the tragic story which encapsulates: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer; the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq; the levelling of the Library of Alexandria; the burning of books by Crusaders and Nazis; and censorship against authors. With diligence and grace, Baez mounts a compelling investigation into the motives behind such destruction and the perverse 'anti-creationism' which it embodies.
Publisher: New York : Atlas & Co., c2008
ISBN: 9781934633014
1934633011
Branch Call Number: 098.109 Bae 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 354 p. :,ill., map

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