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Plundering beauty : a history of art crime during war

Author: Arthur Tompkins
Publisher: London : Lund Humphries, 2018.
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The roll-call of mankind's wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive catalogue of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the 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, World Wars I and II, and then onwards to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Tompkins
ISBN: 184822219X 9781848222199
OCLC Number: 1043834334
Description: .. cm.
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Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1. Rome; Chapter 2. The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople; Chapter 3. The Thirty Years' War; Chapter 4. Napoleon; Chapter 5. The First World War; Chapter 6. The Second World War: Western Europe; Chapter 7. The Second World War: Eastern Europe; Chapter 8. Unravelling the Nazi Plunder: The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Officers; Chapter 9. The Yugoslav Wars; Chapter 10. Afghanistan and Iraq; Coda: Iraq andSyria; Notes; Further Reading; Index
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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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