Burning books and leveling libraries : extremist violence and cultural destruction / Rebecca Knuth

Author(s): Knuth, Rebecca, 1949-
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Subjects: Libraries--Destruction and pillage--History--20th century
Libraries--Destruction and pillage--History--21st century
Book burning--History--20th century
Book burning--History--21st century
Radicalism--History--20th century
Radicalism--History--21st century
Cultural property
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
LC Classification: Z
Physical Description: xiv, 233 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Understanding modern biblioclasm 1
Ch. 2. Tracing the path of extremism from Robespierre to Milosevic 17
Ch. 3. Political protestors and Amsterdam's South African institute, 1984 43
Ch. 4. Ethnic biblioclasm, 1980-2005 71
Ch. 5. National socialism and the destruction of Berlin's institute for sexual science, 1933 101
Ch. 6. Secular fanaticism and the auto-genocide of Cambodia, 1975-1979 121
Ch. 7. Fundamentalism and the destruction of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, 1994-2001 141
Ch. 8. Dueling ideologies and total war, 1939-1945 161
Ch. 9. Anarchy and acquisitive vandalism, 1967-2003 179
Ch. 10. Errors of omission and cultural destruction in Iraq, 2003 201
Notes: LCCN: 2006002747
ISBN: 0275990079
EAN: 9780275990077
Contents: Introducing modern biblioclasm -- Tracing the path of extremism from Robespierre to Milosevic -- Political protestors and Amsterdam's South African Institute, 1984 -- Ethnic biblioclasm, 1980-2005 -- National Socialism and the destruction of Berlin's Institute for Sexual Knowledge, 1933 -- Secular fanaticism and the auto-genocide of Cambodia, 1975-1979 -- Fundamentalism and the destruction of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, 1994-2001 -- Dueling ideologies and total war, 1939-1945 -- Anarchy and acquisitive vandalism, 1967-2003 -- Errors of omission and cultural destruction in Iraq, 2003
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 63703782
ISBN/ISSN: 0275990079
9780275990077