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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: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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by 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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by 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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by 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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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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v. 1. From the earliest times to A.D. 1307.--v. 2. From A.D. 1307 to A.D. 1688.--v. 3. From A.D. 1688 to A.D. 1885
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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by Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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v. 1. From the earliest times to A.D. 1307.--v. 2. From A.D. 1307 to A.D. 1688.--v. 3. From A.D. 1688 to A.D. 1885
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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by Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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v. 1. From the earliest times to A.D. 1307.--v. 2. From A.D. 1307 to A.D. 1688.--v. 3. From A.D. 1688 to A.D. 1885
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Europe -- History, Europe -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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With 1914-17, 1919-32 are bound the Abhandlungen of the academy's Physikalisch-Mathematische (later Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche) Klasse for those years
Topic: genealogy
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by Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1914-17; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Abhandlungen, 1919-32; Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse
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With 1914-17, 1919-32 are bound the Abhandlungen of the academy's Physikalisch-Mathematische (later Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche) Klasse for those years
Topic: genealogy
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by Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Constitutional law, genealogy
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by Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898
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Topics: Coligny, Gaspard de, Huguenots, genealogy
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by Blackburn, Wm. M. (William Maxwell), 1828-1898
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Topics: Coligny, Gaspard de, Huguenots, genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 55-57
Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century Sources, Great Britain --...
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by Delbrück, Richard, 1875-
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Topics: Portraits, Ancient, Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, genealogy
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by 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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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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by 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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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Topics: Battles, genealogy
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by Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Vol. 1-2. a Meidanio collectorum proverbiorum.- Vol. 3. Proverbia sententiaeque proverbiales; Dies inter Arabes pugnis celebres; Facete ingenioseque dieta.- Vol. 4. Commentatio de proverbiis Arabieis a Meidanio collectis et explicatis; Indices tres; Addenda et corrigenda
Topics: Arabic literature, Proverbs, genealogy
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by Brockhaus, Clemens; Prudentius, b. 348
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Topics: Homer, Homer, genealogy
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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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Topics: Chronology, Greek -- Tables, Greece -- History Outlines, syllabi, etc, genealogy
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by Child, Gilbert W
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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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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Topics: Sophocles, genealogy
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by Krause, Ernst Friedrich, 1880-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Apollodorus Comicus, genealogy
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by Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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by Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
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by Selvers, Friedrich, 1886-
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Thesis - Münster
Topics: Greek language, Greek language, genealogy
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Durand, A., professor at Louis le Grand
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Petrus Siculus, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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Topics: Arethas, c.860-940, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
Thesis - bonn
Topics: Aristophanes, genealogy
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by Apollonius, Dyscolus, 2nd cent; Maas, Paul, 1880-
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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by Curtius Rufus, Quintus; Freinsheim, Johann, 1608-1660; Huguet, Henri François Auguste
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Topic: genealogy
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by Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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by Callinicus, disciple of Saint Hypatius; Bonn. Universität. Philologisches Seminar
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Topics: Hypatius, Saint, ca. 336-446, genealogy
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by 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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by Petersen, Eugen, 1836-1919
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Topics: Greek drama, genealogy
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by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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by Aristophanes; Süss, Wilhelm, 1882-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy
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by Lehmann, Edvard, 1862-1930
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"Literatur" at end of each article
Topics: Religion, 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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by Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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No more published
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by Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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by Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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by Movers, F. C. (Franz Carl), 1806-1856
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by Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Rome -- Army, 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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Topics: Rome -- Provinces Administration, Rome -- Provinces Sicily, Rome -- Provinces Sardinia, genealogy
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by Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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"Litteratvr ": p. [2]-3
Topics: Virgil, genealogy
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Topics: Aeschylus, genealogy
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by Diodorus, Siculus; Drachmann, Anders Bjorn, 1860-1935
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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, Great Britain --...