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 results of loss. Fourteen unique contributions, brought by way of a tremendous re-evaluative heritage of misplaced libraries, provide the 1st ever comparative dialogue of the best catastrophes in e-book background from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical ebook collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the new scary pillage and burning in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

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Sem C. , Holocaust and the Book, pp. 141–61 (p. 145). 109. Jacqueline Borin, ‘Embers of the Soul: The Destruction of Jewish Books and Libaries in Poland during World War II’, Libraries and Culture 28: 4 (Fall, 1993): 445–60 (p. 446). 110. Marek Sroka, ‘The University of Cracow Library under Nazi Occupation, 1939–1945’, Libraries and Culture 34: 1 (Winter, 1999): 1–16 (p. 12), Borin, ‘Embers of the Soul’, p. 445. 111. Negley Harte and John North, The World of UCL 1828–1990 (London: University College, 1991), pp.

13. 115. Van der Hoeven, ‘List of Libraries and Collections Damaged or Destroyed’, p. 14. 116. htm. 117. Lost Memory – Libraries and Archives Destroyed in the Twentieth Century (UNESCO, 1996). 118. Cheng Huanwen, ‘The Effect of the Cold War on Librarianship in China’, Libraries and Culture 36: 1 (Winter, 2001): 40–50 (p. 46 and table 1). 119. Helen Jarvis, ‘The National Library of Cambodia: Surviving for Seventy Years’ Libraries and Culture 30: 4 (Fall, 1995): 391–408 (pp. 402–3). 120. edu/its/pubs/connect/spring03/afghan_library/html 121.

International Dictionary of Library Histories, p. 772. 37. Austin Baxter Keep, History of the New York Society Library (Boston: Gregg Press, 1972), pp. 94–8. 36 Lost Libraries 38. Goodrum and Dalrymple, Library of Congress, pp. 12–13, 15. 39. Goodrum and Dalrymple, Library of Congress, pp. 14–15. 40. Hans van der Hoeven, ‘The Destruction of Libraries in the Twentieth Century’, in Lost Memory – Libraries and Archives Destroyed in the Twentieth Century, p. 2. 41. , International Dictionary of Library Histories, pp.

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