6 Historical High Points For Book Banning

September 23, 2014 12:22 PM

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6 Historical High Points For Book Banning

Tracing the history of book-banning presents obvious difficulties: Written history, especially prior to the most recent centuries, is far from complete and reliable, and recording an act of censorship under a regime given to censorship is an even more troubled proposition.

Certain acts of censorship have doubtless been lost to history, while certain legendary ones -- such as the notorious burning of the Library of Alexandria by Caliph Omar in A.D. 642 -- have been called into question by historians. After all, historians are not always free from ulterior motives, and ...

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