On the Origin, Development and Demise of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum

  title={On the Origin, Development and Demise of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum},
  author={Max Lenard},
  journal={Journal of Access Services},
  pages={51 - 63}
  • Max Lenard
  • Published 26 July 2006
  • History
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