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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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Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert; Wilhelm Wackenroder, Ehrengedächtnis unseres ehrwürdigen Ahnherrn Albrecht Dürers; Friedrich von Schlegel, Treue und Scherz; Novalis, Klingsohrs Märchen; Clemens Brentano, Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl; Jean Paul, (a) Das Glück eines schwedischen Pfarrers, (b) Die Doppeltgänger, (c) Der Traum im Traum; Achim von Arnim, Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Rat Krespel; Joseph von Eichendorff, Aus dem Leben...
Topics: German prose, genealogy
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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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1923 Baum, Julius, b. 1882
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Topics: Art -- Germany Swabia, genealogy
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1923 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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1923 Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951
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Topics: Artists -- Germany, Art -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, genealogy
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Madhvas, genealogy
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1923 Kellermann, Bernhard, 1879-
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Topics: Hungary -- History Joseph II, 1780-1790, Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick William II,...
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Topics: Catholic Church, Reformation -- Germany, Meissen (Saxony, Germany) -- History, Wurzen (Germany) --...
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1922 Hübner, Oskar
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Topics: Education -- Germany, Germany -- History Study and teaching, genealogy
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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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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1922 Baer, Yitzhak, 1888-1980; Kehal medinat Kleva
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Topics: Jews -- Germany Cleve (Duchy) History, Cleve (Duchy) -- History, genealogy
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1922 Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy
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1922 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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1922 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
Part of the author's thesis - Göttingen
Topics: Friesland, East, Reformation, Friesland, East, genealogy
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1922 Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Cologne, genealogy
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1922 Schäfer, Dietrich, 1845-
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Topics: Germany -- History, genealogy
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Trinity, genealogy
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Topics: Portuguese -- India, Germany -- Commerce History, India -- History 1526-1765, genealogy
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1922 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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1922 Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941
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Topic: genealogy
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"Schriften über die jüngste Kunstbewegung": p. 45-47
Topics: Expressionism (Art), Impressionism (Art), genealogy
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1922 Justi, Karl, 1832-1912
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Topics: Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660, genealogy
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1922 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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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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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: Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, 1629-1698, Catholic Church, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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1921 Brieger, Lothar, b. 1879
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Topics: Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931, Artists -- Germany Berlin, Painters -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
Includes bibliography
Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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1921 Hecker, Alois
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Topics: Antisemitism, genealogy
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1921 Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
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1921 Schürenberg, Arthur
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Topics: Siberia (Russia) -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1921 Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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"Der Anlauff" wurde als 3. Heine-Gedächtnis-Druck im Jahre 1921 für den Verlag von Hoffmann und Campe ... in 1000 Exemplaren gedruckt" ..
Topics: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856, genealogy
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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1921 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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1921 Kalisch, Erich
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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1920 Jonge, Caroline Henriette de, 1886-
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Topics: Utrecht (cathedral), genealogy
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1920 Auerbach, Elias, b. 1882
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Topics: Joab (Biblical character), genealogy
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1920 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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1920 Berliner, Rudolf, 1886-
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Topics: Jesus Christ, genealogy
Cover title
Topics: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899, genealogy
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Danzig (Germany) -- Siege, 1813, Danzig (Germany) --...
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1920 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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1920 Götze, Alfred, 1876-
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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Topics: Painting -- France History, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy
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Topics: Werner, Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias, 1768-1823, genealogy
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1920 Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
Topic: genealogy
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1920 Sternfeld, Richard, 1858-1926
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Topics: Painting -- France History, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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1920 Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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Topics: Continents, Ocean, genealogy
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1920 Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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