A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq

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Atlas & Company, 2008 - History - 354 pages
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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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Review: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day Iraq

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This is a very readable book about the Destruction of printed material from the dawn of writing to the situation in Iraq in the early 2000. It discusses both manmade and natural disasters that have ... Read full review

Review: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day Iraq

User Review  - Goodreads

This is a very readable book about the Destruction of printed material from the dawn of writing to the situation in Iraq in the early 2000. It discusses both manmade and natural disasters that have ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Ancient World
21
The Near East
22

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About the author (2008)

Fernando Baez, director of Venezuela's National Library.

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