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Persecution of books during totalitarian regimes : then and now


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Jašarević, Iris. (2017). Persecution of books during totalitarian regimes : then and now. BSc thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Hebrang Grgić, Ivana].

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Persecution of books has, since its’ beginning in Ancient Egypt until today, been the means of social and political struggle against those who oppose the ideas and stance of the government. There are various methods of book persecution which include censorship, lists of banned books, prohibition of book importing, omitting books from bibliographies and book burnings. Some of the most notable book persecutions throughout the history are censorships by Qin Shi Huang, frequent attacks on the Ancient Library of Alexandria and systematic censorships during th3e National Social regime in Germany, communist regime in Soviet Union and most recently the tyranny of so called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Censorship of written word has existed since the written word itself and it does not belong solely in the past. Books hold an enormous power against which many have fought, many still fight and it is easonably to assume many will.

Item Type: BSc thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: censorship, book persecutions, written word, book burnings
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Hebrang Grgić, Ivana
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 09:35

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