Contributor biographical information for Books on fire : the destruction of libraries throughout history / Lucien X. Polastron ; translated by Jon E. Graham.


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Lucien X. Polastron is a historian specializing in Chinese and Arab studies and has written several books on calligraphy as well as a monumental study of paper, Le Papier: 2000 ans d’histoire. He lives and works in Paris.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- History.
Libraries -- History.
Censorship -- History.