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Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections

This pioneering quantity of essays explores the destruction of significant libraries when you consider that precedent days and examines the highbrow, political and cultural outcomes of loss. Fourteen unique contributions, brought via a huge re-evaluative historical past of misplaced libraries, provide the 1st ever comparative dialogue of the best catastrophes in e-book heritage from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical booklet collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the hot scary pillage and burning in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

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Davis, Jr. and Cheng Huanwen, ‘Destruction of Chinese Books in the Peking Siege of 1900’, IFLA Conference Proceedings, 25–31 Aug. htm). Richard O’Connor, The Spirit Soldiers: A Historical Narrative of the Boxer Rebellion (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973), p. 134. Davis and Huanwen, ‘Destruction of Chinese Books’, p. 4. Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Science, 53 vols (New York, 1968–94), 2: 310. , Holocaust and the Book, pp. 59–65 (p. 61). See Leonadis E. , Holocaust and the Book, pp.

Harvard University Press, 2001). Recent and continuing scholarship reconstructing libraries is diverse, but notably includes the Plume Library, Maldon; David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton, The David Hume Library (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1996); the Royal Library at Lisbon, Angela Delaforce, Art and Patronage in Eighteenth-Century Portugal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); Liudmila V. D. , Cambridge University, 2000; the library of Jonathan Swift, continuing project directed by Hermann J.

64. 13; El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, pp. 150–1. 65. Bellum Alexandrinum, 13; El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, p. 151. 66. Plutarch, Caesar, and Plutarch, Antony, 28; El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, pp. 150–2, 156. 67. Canfora, Vanished Library; cf. El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, pp. 153, 167. 68. El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, p. 153. 69.

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