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Ironically, in May of 1498 another great bonfire was lit — this time under Savonarola who hung from a cross.
With him were burned all his writings, sermons, essays, and pamphlets.
The final chapter of the book drops the diary form and graphically depicts Werther’s suicide.
Because a number of copycat suicides followed the publication of the book, the Lutheran church condemned the novel as immoral; then governments in Italy, Denmark, and Germany banned the book.
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.Here is a selective timeline of book bannings, burnings, and other censorship activities.» Download PDF version: Bannings and Burnings in History 259–210 B. 35: The Roman emperor Caligula opposed the reading of by Homer, written more than 300 years before.