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The destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq

Author: Peter G Stone; Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly; Robert Fisk
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2009.
Series: Heritage matters series.
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Discussion of the issues surrounding the destruction of cultural property in times of conflict has become a key issue for debate around the world. This title provides an historical statement as of 1st March 2006 concerning the destruction of the cultural heritage in Iraq.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Stone; Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly; Robert Fisk
ISBN: 9781843834830 1843834839
OCLC Number: 360205293
Description: xv, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Peter G. Stone with Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly --
The importance of Iraq's cultural heritage 19 / Jean-Louis Huot --
The story of the Iraq Museum / Lamia al-Gailani Werr --
The acquisition of antiquities in Iraq, 19th century to 2003, legal and illegal / McGuire Gibson --
The market background to the April 2003 plunder of the Iraq National Museum / Neil Brodie --
The Metropolitan Police's art and antiques unit / Vernon Rapley --
War, cultural property and the Blue Shield / Sue Cole --
The identification and protection of cultural heritage during the Iraq conflict : a peculiarly English tale / Peter G. Stone --
Damage to Iraq's wider heritage / Usam Ghaidan --
The looting of the Iraq National Museum / Donny George --
Thieves of Baghdad / Matthew Bogdanos --
Will Mesopotamia survive the war? : the continuous destruction of Iraq's archaeological sites / Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly --
The damages sustained to the ancient city of Babel as a consequence of the military presence of Coalition forces in 2003 / Mariam Umran Moussa --
The damage sustained to the ancient city of Ur / Abulamir Hamdani --
Inside the CPA / John Russell --
The battle for Babylon / Zainab Bahrani --
Embedded archaeology : an exercise in self-reflection / Rene Teijgeler --
Change in the legal regime protecting cultural heritage in the aftermath of the war in Iraq / Patty Gerstenblith --
'May the holy river Karun mourn you' (Gilgamesh viii, 18) : Unesco's post-conflict strategies for safeguarding cultural heritage / Philippe Delanghe --
The role of the British Museum in the protection of the Iraqi cultural heritage / John Curtis --
The European response to the destruction of the Iraqi cultural heritage (Germany) / Margarete van Ess --
The ongoing work of the French archaeological institutes in the Middle East for Iraq / Bertrand Lafont --
The contribution of the Centro Scavi di Torino to the reconstruction of Iraqi antiquities / Roberto Parapetti --
Italian carabineers and the protection of Iraqi cultural heritage / Ugo Zottin --
Polish activity on behalf of the protection of the cultural heritage of Iraq (2003-2006) / Lukasz Oledzki --
Forensic archaeology and anthropology in and for Iraq : context and approaches / Margaret Cox --
Iraqi libraries and archives in peril / Jeff Spurr --
Mohamed is absent. I am performing : contemporary Iraqi art and the destruction of heritage / Bernadette Buckley.
Series Title: Heritage matters series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter G. Stone & Joanne Farchahk Bajjaly ; forword by Robert Fisk.

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