In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock
In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock
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Burning the Books: how knowledge has come under attack throughout human history

Author Richard Ovenden’s book takes a Eurocentric look at the value, veracity and virtues of historical archives, but fails to mention China’s contribution – both constructive and destructive – to the annals of archiving

Topic |   History
In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock
In Burning the Books, librarian Richard Ovenden explores the history of how knowledge has come under attack, albeit from a Eurocentric perspective. Photo: Shutterstock
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