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The return of cultural treasures

Author: Jeanette Greenfield
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3nd ed., reprView all editions and formats
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The return of cultural treasures to their homelands inspires fierce debate, as the case of the Elgin Marbles illustrates. The third edition of The Return of Cultural Treasures, first published in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Greenfield
ISBN: 9780521802161 0521802164
OCLC Number: 718441891
Description: 500 p. : ill
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction Magnus Magnusson; 1. The Icelandic manuscripts; 2. The Elgin Marbles debate; 3. British and other European practice; 4. Some British cases; 5. American and Canadian practice; 6. Russia and the former Soviet Union; 7. The Hebrew manuscripts; 8. International and regional regulation; 9. Art theft and the art market; 10. Plunder; 11. The first people; 12. Ground zero; 13. Homecomings: real and virtual; Notes; List of appendices in microfiche in first edition (1989); Select bibliography; Select list of web sites; Index.
Responsibility: Jeanette Greenfield.

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