Books on Fire

Books on Fire

The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History

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"A historical survey of the destruction of knowledge from ancient Babylon and China to modern times"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, 2007.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781594771675
Branch Call Number: 027.009 POL
Characteristics: xii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Graham, Jon E.


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Sep 14, 2013

The author started out writing about paper. A French academic, he covers the destruction of libraries under many different circumstances around the globe in different eras. As a professional librarian with some background in world history, this was fascinating beyond hope. As a child, you learn about Alexander and Persia. Here, we learn it is one of the great crimes of humanity, Alex burned all the incredible libraries as he conquered. One of many interesting bits found here.

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