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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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Vol. 1. Il trecento ed il quattrocento.- Vol. 2. Il cinquecento
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by Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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by Galimberti, Alice, 1873-
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by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
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Vol. 1. Il trecento ed il quattrocento.- Vol. 2. Il cinquecento
Topics: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374, Virgil,...
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Ricci, Corrado - Dante e la Romagna: Zaccagnini, Guido - Guido Guinizelli e le origini bolognesi del "dolce stil novo": Gaddoni, P.S. - Il testamento di Maghinardo Pagano da Susinana: Filippini, Francesco - L'insegnamento di Dante in Ravenna: Traùzzi, Alberto - Il volgare eloquio di Bologna ai tempi di Dante: Massèra, F.A. - Un romagnolo imitatore del poema dantesco nel quattrocento (Benedetto da Cesena): Muratori, Santi - Un aneddoto per la storia della fortuna di Dante Catalano,...
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The 1st edition appeared under the title Pagine di storia fiorentina per la vita di Dante
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by Livi, Giovanni, 1855-
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Sulla priorità ed antica preminenza bolognese nel di Dante; Alighierie Aldighieri, secondo documenti bolognesi ed altri, editi ed inediti; Di alcuni personaggi dell Divina Commedia
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For appendix see Guerri, Domenico. Il commento del Boccaccio a Dante, 1926
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by De Sanctis, Francesco, 1817-1883
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by Tuccio, Enzo
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by Cavallari, Elisabetta
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by Dami, Luigi, 1882-1926; Barbadoro, Bernardino
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by Zuccante, Giuseppe, b. 1857
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Le redazione. Al lettore; Crispolti, Filippo. Come dobbiamo intendere Dante; Cordovani, P. Mariano. Le vie di Dio nella filosofia di Dante; Busnelli, Giovanni. La cosmogonia dantesca e le sue fonti; Krebs, Engelbert. Contributo della scolastica alla relazione di alcuni problemi danteschi; Gabrieli, G. Dante e L'Islam (Contro la Memoria di Mig. Asin intorno alla "Escatologia musulmana nella Divina Commedia"); Gemelli, Fr. Agostino. Beatrice e Virgilio (A proposito dell'Interpretazione...
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by Gabrieli, Giuseppe, 1872-
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by Deputazione di storia patria per la Toscana
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by Spinazzola, Vittorio
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Gerione.--Manfredi.--Il processo santo
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by Bertoni, Giulio, 1878-1942
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