Richard Ovenden, Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack. London: John Murray (2020)

Authors

  • Katherine E Brown Independent scholar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/post.20322

Keywords:

text, library, archive, collection, destruction

Abstract

Richard Ovenden, Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack. London: John Murray (2020)

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Ovenden, Richard. 2020. Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack. London: John Murray. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4159/9780674249509

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Published

2022-07-27

How to Cite

Brown, K. E. (2022). Richard Ovenden, Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack. London: John Murray (2020). Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, 13(1), 119–129. https://doi.org/10.1558/post.20322

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Book Reviews