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Contents Acknowledgments Preface 1. In the Cradle of the Libraries 2. The Papyrus Region 3. Islam of the First Days 4. People of the Book 5. Asia before the Twentieth Century 6. The Christian West 7. The New Biblioclasts 8. Peace Damages 9. An Embarrassment of Modernity 10. Flameproof Knowledge 11. Epilogue: Return to Alexandria Appendix 1: The Great Authors Are Unanimous: Delenda est bibliotheca! Appendix 2: A Short History of the Census of Lost Books, with a Legend to Bring It to a Close¿The Hidden Library Appendix 3: A Selective Chronology Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- History.
Libraries -- History.
Censorship -- History.