Burning Books and Leveling Libraries

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries

Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction

Book - 2006
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"Whether the product of passion or of a cool-headed decision to use ideas to rationalize excess, the decimation of the world's libraries occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern. In her previous book Libricide, Rebecca Knuth focused on book destruction by authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Chinese Communists in Tibet. But authoritarian governments are not the only perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book." -- from the publisher's description
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
ISBN: 9780275990077
0275990079
Characteristics: xiv, 233 p. ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780275990077

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