Censorship: Banned Books Beginnings

In today’s Western society we may not pay much attention to censorship in the course of our daily routine, but it is a practice that has been exercised countless times ever since humanity’s existence. The reasons for banning a book during these modern times are various and deal mostly with matters related to racism, inappropriate sexual content, violence, political bias, and so on. But when did the act of banning books start? And why were books banned and still are being banned?

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