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

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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.