A Universal History of the Destruction of Books
From Ancient Sumer to Modern IraqBook - 2008
This text looks at the motives behind the destruction of books, tracing the story of the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the levelling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present.
Publisher: New York : Atlas & Co. : Distributed to the trade by W.W. Norton, , ©2008
Branch Call Number: 098.109 Ba
Characteristics: xii, 354 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 19 cm