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Black Book or Blackbook may refer to:

  1. Any of several books or documents of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; so called either from the colour of the binding, or from the character of the contents.
    1. A book compiled in the twelfth century, containing a description of the court of exchequer of England, an official statement of the revenues of the crown, etc.
    2. A book containing details of the enormities practiced in the English monasteries and religious houses, compiled by order of their visitors under Henry VIII, to hasten their dissolution.
    3. A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edward III.
    4. A book kept for the purpose of registering the names of persons liable to censure or punishment, as in the English universities, or the English armies.
    5. Any book dealing with necromancy.



  • The Black Book, the list of people to be arrested by the Gestapo following a planned Nazi invasion of Britain in the Second World War
  • Black Book (World War II), a compilation of documentary reports about the actions of Nazis against Jews in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust





Other uses

  • Cyprianus, a traditional title or author for a Scandinavian grimoire (svarte boka).

See also

  • Book of Negroes, a 1783 list of the Black Loyalists, those African Americans who fought for the British Crown
  • Address book, sometimes referred to as the "Little Black Book"

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