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

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[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.
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subject_facetCensorship -- History
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- History
Prohibited books -- History
title_displayA universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern-day Iraq
title_fullA universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern-day Iraq / Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred Macadam
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title_subfrom ancient Sumer to modern-day Iraq
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Destruction and pillage
History
Libraries
Prohibited books