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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
Title remainder
from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • 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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Cataloging source
UPZ
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1970-
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Báez, Fernando
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1941-
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Mac Adam, Alfred J.
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  • Libraries
  • Censorship
  • Libraries and state
  • Prohibited books
Label
A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Barcelona : Ediciones Destino, 2004, under title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros: de las tablillas sumerias a la Guerra de Irak
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-336) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17331869
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781934633014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005459895
Label
A universal history of the destruction of books : from ancient Sumer to modern Iraq, Fernando Báez ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Barcelona : Ediciones Destino, 2004, under title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros: de las tablillas sumerias a la Guerra de Irak
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17331869
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781934633014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005459895

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