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Published by Islamic Propagation Organization in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran .
Written in English



  • Iran.,
  • Egypt,
  • Alexandria.,
  • Alexandria,
  • Iran


  • Aliksāndrīnā (Library),
  • Book burning -- Iran.,
  • Book burning -- Egypt -- Alexandria.,
  • Literature, Ancient -- Manuscripts.,
  • Libraries -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 400.,
  • Libraries -- Iran -- History -- To 400.,
  • Islam and literature.

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Edition Notes

Originally included in the last chapter of the 8th ed. of the author"s Khadamāt-i mutaqābil-i Islām va Īrān.

Statementby Murtadha Mutahhari ; translated by N.P. Nazareno, M. Nekoodast.
LC ClassificationsZ658.I7 M87 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. ;
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2561904M
LC Control Number85101153

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  The Great Library of Alexandria (CC by SA ) Theory 1: Julius Caesar. Perhaps one of the most interesting accounts of its destruction comes from the accounts of the Roman writers. According to several authors, the Library of Alexandria was accidentally destroyed by Julius Caesar during the siege of Alexandria in 48 BC.   As part of a major clash between Christians and pagans that Theophilus had helped to start in AD, a Christian mob attacked and destroyed the Serapeum, a building housing part of the Library of Alexandria that had survived two earlier disasters, including an accidental burning of the books by Julius Caesar. The burning of libraries in Iran and Alexandria. [Murtaz̤á Muṭahharī] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book burning. Libraries. Literature, Ancient. Egypt -- Alexandria. Iran. Confirm this request. Library of Alexandria - Library of Alexandria - The fate of the Library of Alexandria: The fate of that great wealth of books remains provocative and controversial. For centuries the main point of contention was whether or not the library (or libraries—as two sites existed) survived until the Arab conquest of Alexandria in the 7th century. In the 21st century, however, the topic has cooled.

  6) Books at the ancient library of Alexandria were mainly written in two languages—Greek and Egyptian, a now extinct Afro-Asian language. It is believed that the entire literary corpus of Ancient Greece was kept at the library, together with works by Aristotle, Sophocles, and Euripides, among others. While the idea that the world would somehow be vastly different if the Great Library had been preserved is a cute one, it has very little basis. Firstly, the size of the Library was greatly exaggerated by ancient writers, with fanciful numbers of.   A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives As long as there have been books, people have burned them—but over the years, the motivation has changed. Equating the burning of Alexandria Library with that of Nazi policy, Joseph Barnabas writes, “the arguments of Caliph Umar and the Nazi book burning are not without explanations.” 1 A Hindutva theorist, B.N. Jog, was more emphatic and clear: “Many people are surprised that Caliph Umar burnt down the huge and rich library of Constantinople.