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Libricide : the regime-sponsored destruction of books and libraries in the twentieth century

Author: Rebecca Knuth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book identities the regime-sponsored, ideologically driven, and systemic destruction of books and libraries in the twentieth century that often served as a prelude or accompaniment to the massive human tragedies that have characterized a most violent century. Using case studies of libricide committed by Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Cas, Études de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Knuth
ISBN: 027598088X 9780275980887
OCLC Number: 51242063
Description: xiii, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Books, libraries, and the phenomenon of ethnocide --
The evolution and functions of libraries --
A theoretical framework for libricide --
Nazi Germany : racism and nationalism --
Greater Serbia --
Iraq, Kuwait, and the politics of thuggery --
China's cultural revolution --
Tibet : a culture in jeopardy --
The collision of ideas.
Responsibility: Rebecca Knuth.
Local System Bib Number:
92037

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Knuth examines ideologically driven and systemic destruction of books and libraries that paralleled acts of genocide in the 20th century.  Read more...
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"Knuth expertly straddles the disciplines of political history, political philosophy, sociology and of course, library and information science, to deliver a piece of work that would be of interest to Read more...

 
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