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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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1. Teil. Allgemeine Einleitung. Vorsokratische Philosophie. 1. Hälfte. Mit Unterstützung von Franz Lortzing. Hrsg. von Wilhelm Nestle. 7. Aufl. Obraldruck der 6. Aufl. 1923.- 2. Teil, 1. Abt. Sokrates und die Sokratiker. Plato und die alte Akademie. 5. Aufl. (Obraldruck). Mit einem Anhang von Ernst Hoffmann: Der gegenwärtige Stand der Platonforschung. 1922.- 3. Teil, 1. Abt. Die nacharistotelische Philosophie, 1. Hälfte. 5. Aufl., Manuldruck der 4. Aufl. Aufl. Hrsg. von Eduard Wellmann....
Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, genealogy
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Topics: Portuguese -- India, Germany -- Commerce History, India -- History 1526-1765, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baer, Yitzhak, 1888-1980; Kehal medinat Kleva
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Jews -- Germany Cleve (Duchy) History, Cleve (Duchy) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Cologne, genealogy
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Topics: Legends, genealogy
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by Justi, Karl, 1832-1912
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Topics: Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660, genealogy
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"Schriften über die jüngste Kunstbewegung": p. 45-47
Topics: Expressionism (Art), Impressionism (Art), genealogy
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Topics: Trinity, genealogy
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by Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946
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Topics: Germany -- History 1815-1866, Germany -- History 1866-1871, Germany -- Politics and government,...
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by Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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by Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946
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Topics: Germany -- History 1815-1866, Germany -- History 1866-1871, Germany -- Politics and government,...
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Topic: genealogy
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by Premerstein, Anton, Ritter von, 1869-1935
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Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte [43, Rom. Abt., 1922] p. 45-152
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Roman law, genealogy
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by Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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by Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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by Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
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v. 1. Koenig Philipp II. von Spanien. Im England der Elisabeth. Gaspard von Coligny. Coligny und die Ermordung Franz von Guises. Von den Staetten der Hugenottengeschichte. Ludwig XIV. und Strassburg. Der juengere Pitt und seine Zeit. Ostdeutschland in der deutschen Geschichte. Luther und Deutschland. Das Koenigtum der grossen Hohenzollerny Die Nachwirkung Friedrichs des Grossen. 1813. Ideen und Kraefte der deutschen Erhebung. 1818. Kaiser Wilhelm I. Albrecht von Roon. Wettiner und Hohenzollern....
Topic: genealogy
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by Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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by Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941
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Topic: genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, 1629-1698, Catholic Church, genealogy
Part of the author's thesis - Göttingen
Topics: Friesland, East, Reformation, Friesland, East, genealogy
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by Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
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Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy