The Return of Cultural Treasures

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Cambridge University Press, 26.01.1996 - 351 Seiten
The return of cultural treasures to their homelands has become the subject of heated public debate in recent years, highlighted by the controversial case of the so-called Elgin Marbles. In this important and pioneering work, Jeanette Greenfield analyses and discusses the historical, legal and political issues surrounding a wide cross-section of similar cases. This concise, revised edition brings the story up to date, with new material on art treasures and museums in Russia after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the claims to the Vatican of the Hebrew Manuscripts, and the saga of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is an extremely readable account with more than one hundred striking illustrations. The interdisciplinary approach makes it accessible to a wide range of readers interested in cultural heritage, archaeology and anthropology, museums, art history and international law.
 

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In his somewhat technical exposition of the now-topical subject of cultural property and its handling, Greenfield develops a middle-ground stance. He presents the legal, historical, and political ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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THE ICELANDIC MANUSCRIPTS
12
THE ELGIN MARBLES DEBATE
42
BRITISH AND OTHER EUROPEAN APPROACHES
91
SOME BRITISH CASES
113
AMERICAN AND CANADIAN APPROACHES
157
INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL REGULATION
185
ART THEFT AND THE ART MARKET
199
RUSSIA AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
220
THE HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS
236
THE RETURN OF CULTURAL TREASURES SOME CONCLUSIONS
253
Notes
317
List of appendices in microfiche in first edition 1989
332
Select bibliography
334
Index
340
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