The Return of Cultural Treasures (3rd Revised edition)

The Return of Cultural Treasures (3rd Revised edition)

By: Jeanette Greenfield (author)Paperback

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In recent years controversial cases such as the so-called Elgin Marbles have prompted public debate on the return of cultural treasures to their homelands. In this fully revised and expanded third edition of her seminal work, first published in 2007, Jeanette Greenfield analyzes and discusses the historical, legal and political issues surrounding a wide cross-section of similar cases. Bringing the story up to date, this edition includes new chapters on wartime plunders, deliberately destroyed art and the return of ethnic art such as Australian aboriginal and Native American art. It also explores the palaeontological and marine archaeology issues at play and examines new approaches taken by museums when dealing with cultural objects and their return. Written in a highly accessible style with an interdisciplinary approach, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in cultural heritage, archaeology and anthropology, museums, art history and international law.

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Jeanette Greenfield is Australian and graduated from Melbourne and Cambridge Universities before taking her Ph.D. at Cambridge in international law.


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781107625402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 524
  • ID: 9781107625402
  • weight: 830
  • ISBN10: 1107625408
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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