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              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack
               

              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack (Paperback)

              By Ovenden, Richard

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                12 Oct 21

              'A stark and important warning about the value of knowledge . . . Vital reading for this day and age' PETER FRANKOPAN

              ISBN 9781529378771
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack

              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ovenden, Richard

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              Richard Ovenden, director of Oxford's Bodleian Library, reveals the vital importance of libraries to civilisations in this rich and timely history of the destruction of knowledge, and the heroic stories of its rescue and preservation.

              ISBN 9781529378764
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack

              Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack (Hardback)

              By Ovenden, Richard

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              Richard Ovenden, the director of the Bodleian Library, reveals the vital importance of libraries to civilisations in this rich and timely history of the destruction of knowledge, and the heroic stories of its rescue and preservation.

              ISBN 9781529378757
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien
               

              The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien (Hardback)

              Edited by Ovenden, Richard; McIlwaine, Catherine

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 22

              J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary editor, Christopher Tolkien, published 24 of his father's posthumous works during his own lifetime. This collection of essays by world-renowned scholars, together with family reminiscences, sheds new light on Tolkien's work. This illustrated volu...me is essential reading for Tolkien scholars, readers and fans.
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              ISBN 9781851245659
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2022
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              The Technological Study of Books and Manuscripts as Artefacts: Research questions and analytical solutions
                

              The Technological Study of Books and Manuscripts as Artefacts: Research questions and analytical solutions (Paperback)

              Edited by Howell, David; Neate, Sarah; Ovenden, Richard; Pollard, Am

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              The introduction to this collection of papers is entitled the book as material object , which effectively outlines its contents. The main themes encompass analysis techniques for the various material components of manuscripts, dating and conservation issues. A range of scientific... methods are explained and their effectiveness evaluated.
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              ISBN 9781407307671
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2011
              Publisher BAR Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series British Archaeological Reports International Series
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              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
                

              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ovenden, Richard

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              • Pub Date
                5 Apr 22

              A Wolfson History Prize Finalist A Sunday Times Book of the Year If you care about books, and if you believe we must all stand up to the destruction of knowledge and cultural heritage, this is a brilliant read-both powerful and prescient. -Elif Shafak Wonderful...full of good sto...ries and burning with passion. -Sunday Times Timely and authoritative...Touches not only high politics but also information technology and life-and-death drama...I enjoyed it immensely. -Philip Pullman The sound of a warning vibrates through this book. -The Guardian Essential reading for anyone concerned with libraries and what Ovenden outlines as their role in 'the support of democracy, the rule of law and open society.' -Wall Street Journal Ovenden emphasizes that attacks on books, archives and recorded information are the usual practice of authoritarian regimes. -Michael Dirda, Washington Post Libraries have been ransacked since ancient times but the deliberate destruction of knowledge has increased in frequency and intensity in the modern era. Burning the Books takes us from ancient Alexandria to Sarajevo, from the burning of un-German books by the Nazi party in 1933 to censored memoirs and doctored tweets. The Director of the world-famous Bodleian library, Richard Ovenden captures the motivations and emotions of book burners-political, religious, cultural-and shines a light on the librarians and archivists who have valiantly fought to preserve valuable documents, often risking their lives in the process. More than repositories for knowledge, libraries inspire and inform citizens. Ovenden reminds us of their social and political importance, and challenges us to bolster our support for these essential and fragile institutions.
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              ISBN 9780674271104
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2022
              Publisher Harvard University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
                

              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Slater, Simon; By Ovenden, Richard

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              In Burning the Books, Richard Ovenden describes the deliberate destruction of knowledge held in libraries and archives from ancient Alexandria to contemporary Sarajevo, from smashed Assyrian tablets in Iraq to the destroyed immigration documents of the UK Windrush generation. He ...examines both the motivations for these acts and the broader themes that shape this history. He also looks at attempts to prevent and mitigate attacks on knowledge, exploring the efforts of librarians and archivists to preserve information, often risking their own lives in the process. More than simply repositories for knowledge, libraries and archives inspire and inform citizens. In preserving notions of statehood recorded in such historical documents as the Declaration of Independence, libraries support the state itself. By preserving records of citizenship and records of the rights of citizens as enshrined in legal documents such as the Magna Carta and the decisions of the US Supreme Court, they support the rule of law. In this book, Ovenden takes a polemical stance on the social and political importance of the conservation and protection of knowledge, challenging governments in particular, but also society as a whole, to improve public policy and funding for these essential institutions.
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              ISBN 9798200186303
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Audio CD / Audio)

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              In Burning the Books, Richard Ovenden describes the deliberate destruction of knowledge held in libraries and archives from ancient Alexandria to contemporary Sarajevo, from smashed Assyrian tablets in Iraq to the destroyed immigration documents of the UK Windrush generation. He ...examines both the motivations for these acts and the broader themes that shape this history. He also looks at attempts to prevent and mitigate attacks on knowledge, exploring the efforts of librarians and archivists to preserve information, often risking their own lives in the process. More than simply repositories for knowledge, libraries and archives inspire and inform citizens. In preserving notions of statehood recorded in such historical documents as the Declaration of Independence, libraries support the state itself. By preserving records of citizenship and records of the rights of citizens as enshrined in legal documents such as the Magna Carta and the decisions of the US Supreme Court, they support the rule of law. In this book, Ovenden takes a polemical stance on the social and political importance of the conservation and protection of knowledge, challenging governments in particular, but also society as a whole, to improve public policy and funding for these essential institutions.
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              ISBN 9798200186310
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
                

              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Audio CD / Audio)

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              In Burning the Books, Richard Ovenden describes the deliberate destruction of knowledge held in libraries and archives from ancient Alexandria to contemporary Sarajevo, from smashed Assyrian tablets in Iraq to the destroyed immigration documents of the UK Windrush generation. He ...examines both the motivations for these acts and the broader themes that shape this history. He also looks at attempts to prevent and mitigate attacks on knowledge, exploring the efforts of librarians and archivists to preserve information, often risking their own lives in the process. More than simply repositories for knowledge, libraries and archives inspire and inform citizens. In preserving notions of statehood recorded in such historical documents as the Declaration of Independence, libraries support the state itself. By preserving records of citizenship and records of the rights of citizens as enshrined in legal documents such as the Magna Carta and the decisions of the US Supreme Court, they support the rule of law. In this book, Ovenden takes a polemical stance on the social and political importance of the conservation and protection of knowledge, challenging governments in particular, but also society as a whole, to improve public policy and funding for these essential institutions.
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              ISBN 9798200186327
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge
               

              Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Hardback)

              By Ovenden, Richard

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              Libraries preserve the knowledge and ideas on which rights depend; no wonder they are so often attacked. Richard Ovenden tells the history of this deliberate destruction of knowledge--from library burnings to digital attacks and contemporary underfunding--and makes a passionate p...lea for the importance of these threatened institutions.
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              ISBN 9780674241206
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher Harvard University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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