The Resource A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam

A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam

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A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq
Title
A universal history of the destruction of books
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from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq
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Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present. With diligence and grace, Báez mounts a compelling investigation into the motives behind the destruction of books, reading man's violence against writing as a perverse anti-creation. His findings ultimately attest to the lasting power of books as the great human repository of knowledge and memory, fragile yet vital bulwarks against the intransigence and barbarity of every age.--From publisher description
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  • 098.109
  • 027.009 22
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
Z659
LC item number
.B3413 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
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A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
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Orignally published: Barcelona : Ediciones Destino, 2004, under title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros: de las tablillas sumericas a la Guerra de Irak
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-336) and index
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ocn233004302
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Dimensions
19 cm.
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Extent
xii, 354 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781934633014
Other physical details
ill., map
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(OCoLC)233004302

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