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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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1905 Dörpfeld, Wilhelm, 1853-1940
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Topics: Homer, Ithaca (Island), Classical geography, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1904 Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
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v. 1. Legenden als Geschichts-Quellen - Socrates und die alte Kirche - Augustine Konfessionen - Das Mönchtum, seine Ideale und seine Geschichte - Martin Luther in seiner Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Wissenschaft und der Bildung - Philipp Melanchthon - August Neander. - Das aopstolische Glaubenskekenntnis - Antwort auf die Streitschrift D. Cremers: Zum Kampf um das Apostolikim - Als die Zeit erfüllt war, der Heiland - Uber die jüngsten Entdeckungen auf dem Gebiete der ältesten...
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Topics: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, Luther, Martin, 1483-1546, Melanchthon, Philipp, 1497-1560,...
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1904 Wattenbach, Wilhelm, 1819-1897; Dümmler, Ernst, 1830-1902; Traube, Ludwig, 1861-1907
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Topics: Middle ages -- Bibliography, Germany -- History Bibliography, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources,...
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1904 Usener, Hermann, 1834-1905
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"Aus dem Rheinischen Museum, n.F., LX."
Topics: Greece, genealogy
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1904 Ptolemaeus Gnosticus; Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930
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Text in Greek; introduction in German
Topics: Valentinians, Gnosticism, genealogy
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Aug 1, 1903 Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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[v.1] From the sixth century B. C. to the end of the middle ages.--v. 2. From the revival of learning to the end of the eighteenth century (in Italy, France, England, and the Netherlands)--v. 3. The eighteenth century in Germany, and the nineteenth century in Europe and the United States of America
Topics: Classical philology -- History, Learning and scholarship, genealogy
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Aug 1, 1903 Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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[v.1] From the sixth century B. C. to the end of the middle ages.--v. 2. From the revival of learning to the end of the eighteenth century (in Italy, France, England, and the Netherlands)--v. 3. The eighteenth century in Germany, and the nineteenth century in Europe and the United States of America
Topics: Classical philology -- History, Learning and scholarship, genealogy
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1903 Krause, Ernst Friedrich, 1880-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Apollodorus Comicus, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Europe -- History, Europe -- Politics and government, genealogy
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1903 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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1903 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Topics: Battles, genealogy
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1903 Jenks, Edward, 1861-1939
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Topics: Cabinet system, Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, Great Britain -- History 1714-1837,...
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1903 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Topics: Battles, genealogy
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1903 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Topics: Battles, genealogy
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1903 Bateson, Mary, 1865-1906
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Medieval period, 1066-1485, genealogy
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1903 Hume, Martin Andrew Sharp, 1847-1910
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Topics: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, Scotland -- History Mary Stuart, 1542-1567, genealogy
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1903 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Topics: Battles, genealogy
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1901 Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, Scotland -- History Mary Stuart, 1542-1567, genealogy
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1900 Dyroff, Adolf, 1866-1943
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Lucretius Carus, Titus, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, genealogy
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1899 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: Ostraka, Egypt -- Civilization, Egypt -- Commerce History, genealogy
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1899 McCarthy, Justin, 1830-1912
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v. 1. Before the Reform bill.--v. 2. From the Reform bill to the present time
Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: Ostraka, Egypt -- Civilization, Egypt -- Commerce History, genealogy
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1899 McCarthy, Justin, 1830-1912
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v. 1. Before the Reform bill.--v. 2. From the Reform bill to the present time
Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: Gold and silver work, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Heidhues, Bernhardt
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Program - K. Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium, Cologne
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Universität Bonn; Milkau, Fritz, 1859-1934
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Topics: Universität Bonn, Dissertations, Academic, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Powers, George Wightman, 1864-
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
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1897 Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
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Topics: Canada -- History To 1763 (New France), genealogy
Topics: Puritans, Great Britain -- Church history, New England -- History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775,...
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1896 Pernice, Erich, 1864-1945; Archäologische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
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Topics: Harnesses, genealogy
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, genealogy
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Topics: Normans, Great Britain -- History Norman period, 1066-1154, genealogy
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1895 Callinicus, disciple of Saint Hypatius; Bonn. Universität. Philologisches Seminar
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Topics: Hypatius, Saint, ca. 336-446, genealogy
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1893 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Constitutional law, genealogy
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1892 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
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Topics: France. Marine, Sea-power, France -- History Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815, France --...
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1891 Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, 1838-1903
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Topics: Great Britain -- Civilization, Great Britain -- Social life and customs, Great Britain -- Politics...
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1891 Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890
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v. 1. The Turks in their relation to Europe. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Apollonius of Tyana. Primitive Christianity.--v. 2. The church of the fathers. St. Chrysostom. Theodoret. Mission of St. Benedict. Benedictine schools.--v. 3. Rise and progress of universities. Northmen and Normans in England and Ireland. Medieval Oxford. Convocation of Canterbury
Topics: History, genealogy
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1890 Child, Gilbert W
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
Rohden. Die Panzerstatuen mit Reliefverzierung; Duhn. Bemerkungen zur Etrusker frage; Kalkmann. Eirene Barberini; Bruns-Lucians Bilder; Fabricius. Ueber die Abfassungszeit der griechischen Städtebilder des Herakleides; Duemmler. Beiträge zur Vasenkunde; Wolters. Zum Alter des Nikeltempels; Koepp. Nonniana zur Gigantomachie; Marx. Ueber die Venus des Lucrez; Boehlau. Butes und Koronis; Gercke. Eine Marmorbüste der herkulanischen Villa; Winter. Iakchos; Six-Drei Lekythen; Bölte. Plations...
Topics: Classical antiquities, genealogy
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1889 Church, Alfred John, 1829-1912
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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1888 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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1888 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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I. Staat und kirche im kampfe mit dem heidentum.- II. Die ausgänge
Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Great Britain -- Colonies History, United States -- History...
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Chronology, Greek -- Tables, Greece -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, genealogy
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1882 Droysen, Johann Gustav, 1808-1884
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"Erhebung der Geschichte zum Rang einer Wissenschaft" [a review of H.T. Buckle's History of civilization in England]: p. [47]-68
Topics: Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821-1862, History, History, Historiography, genealogy
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1882 [Luebbert, Eduard]
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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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1880 Lee, Frederick George, 1832-1902
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history,...
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1880 Lee, Frederick George, 1832-1902
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Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history,...
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1880 Thomas, Emil, 1858-1923
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Thesis - Berlin, 1880
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 55 B.C.-ca. 39 A.D, genealogy
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1879 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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1879 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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1879 Mau, August, 1840-1909
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Topics: Jews, Commerce, genealogy
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- Provinces Administration, Rome -- Provinces Sicily, Rome -- Provinces Sardinia, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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1877 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medi Aevi."
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Topics: Egypt -- Description and travel, Sinai (Egypt) -- Description and travel, genealogy
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1873 Leo, Friedrich, 1851-1914
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy