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Lord Elgin and the Marbles, by William St Clair.

Author: William Saint Clair
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oup, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. ed
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The Elgin Marbles have created controversy ever since they were first brought to Britain by the 7th Lord Elgin. Based on a detailed study of both original records and recent discoveries, this text  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Saint Clair
ISBN: 0192880535 9780192880536
OCLC Number: 754448361
Notes: Paperback.
Contents: 1. An Embassy is Arranged ; 2. Great Events in the Levant ; 3. The Voyage Out ; 4. Reception at Constantinople ; 5. The Smith Brothers ; 6. Work Begins at Athens ; 7. In Search of Ancient Manuscripts ; 8. The Conquest of Egypt and its Results ; 9. The Firman ; 10. 'The Last Poor Plunder from a Bleeding Land' ; 11. Prisoner of War ; 12. Lusieri on His Own, 1803-1806 ; 13. Homecoming ; 14. The Second Collection ; 15. Artists and Dilettanti ; 16. Elgin Offers His First Collection to the Government ; 17. Poets and Travellers ; 18. Later Years in Greece ; 19. Lord Elgin Tries Again ; 20. Tweddell J. and Tweddell R. ; 21. The Fate of the Manuscripts ; 22. The Marbles are Sold ; 23. Last Days ; 24. Epilogue ; Note on the Principal Sources ; Select Bibliography ; Notes ; Index

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a measured, well-founded, wise, witty, and intensely interesting vindication. * TLS *

 
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