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Plundering beauty : a history of art crime during war

Author: Arthur Tompkins
Publisher: London, UK : Lund Humphries, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The roll-call of wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive narrative of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the world's greatest works of art. From the many wars of classical antiquity, through the military turning points and detours of the Fourth Crusade, the Thirty Years' War, Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, the First and Second World Wars, and then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Tompkins
ISBN: 184822219X 9781848222199
OCLC Number: 1004911080
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Rome --
2. The Fourth Crusade --
3. The Thirty Years' War --
4. Napoleon --
5. The First World War --
6. The Second World War: Western Europe --
7. The Second World War: Eastern Europe --
8. Unravelling the Nazi plunder: the monuments, fine arts, and archives officers --
9. The Yugosalv wars --
10. Afghanistan and Iraq --
Coda: Iraq and Syria.
Responsibility: Arthur Tompkins.

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Arthur Tompkins presents examples of art crimes from wars through history, including the Fourth Crusade, the Napoleonic era, the Second World War and modern-day conflicts in Yugoslavia and Iraq.  Read more...

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"Plundering Beauty is a long journey of crimes waged on art. Beginning with exploring the nuances of why art crimes are committed during war, Tompkins embarks on a journey beginning 2000 years ago in Read more...

 
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