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With all previous historical records destroyed, he thought history could be said to begin with him. 640: According to legend, the caliph Omar burned all 200,000 volumes in the library at Alexandria in Egypt.
In doing so, he said: “If these writings of the Greeks agree with the Book of God they are useless and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious and ought to be destroyed.” In burning the books, the caliph provided six months’ fuel to warm the city’s baths.
1497–98: Savonarola, a Florentine religious fanatic with a large following, was one of the most notorious and powerful of all censors.
In these years, he instigated great “bonfires of the vanities” which destroyed books and paintings by some of the greatest artists of Florence.
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