This pioneering quantity of essays explores the destruction of significant libraries considering that precedent days and examines the highbrow, political and cultural results of loss. Fourteen unique contributions, brought by way of a massive re-evaluative heritage of misplaced libraries, provide the 1st ever comparative dialogue of the best catastrophes in publication historical past from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical e-book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the new frightening pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

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