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The Resource Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world, Sharon Waxman

Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world, Sharon Waxman

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Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world
Title
Loot
Title remainder
the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Waxman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For two centuries the West has plundered the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court and prosecuting curators. Sharon Waxman brings us this inside this high-stakes conflict, as Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum to force the return of these priceless objects."--Back cover
Summary
For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecutingcurators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Where do these treasures rightly belong? Sharon Waxman, a former culture reporter for The New York Times and a longtime foreign correspondent, brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, examining the implications for the preservation of the objects themselves and for how we understand our shared cultural heritage
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
275060
Cataloging source
UKM
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Waxman, Sharon
Dewey number
709.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Art, Ancient
  • Art thefts
  • Archaeological thefts
  • Cultural property
  • Archaeological thefts
  • Art, Ancient
  • Art thefts
  • Cultural property
Target audience
adult
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the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world
Label
Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world, Sharon Waxman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Times, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Pharaohs and emperors. 1. Zahi rules ; 2. Finding Rosetta ; 3. The Louvre ; 4. Denderah ; 5. A tale of two cities -- pt. 2. Tomb robbers on Fifth Avenue. 6. Chasing the Lydian hoard ; 7. Losing Lydia ; 8. The Met -- pt. 3. Lord Elgin's legacy. 9. The British Museum ; 10. A Greek tragedy ; 11. Hard-liners -- pt. 4. Rough justice. 12. Revenge in Rome ; 13. The trials of Marion True ; 14. The Getty Museum ; 15. Repatriations
Control code
1080794
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780805090888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805090888
  • (OCoLC)430505049
Label
Loot : the battle over the stolen treasures of the ancient world, Sharon Waxman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Times, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Pharaohs and emperors. 1. Zahi rules ; 2. Finding Rosetta ; 3. The Louvre ; 4. Denderah ; 5. A tale of two cities -- pt. 2. Tomb robbers on Fifth Avenue. 6. Chasing the Lydian hoard ; 7. Losing Lydia ; 8. The Met -- pt. 3. Lord Elgin's legacy. 9. The British Museum ; 10. A Greek tragedy ; 11. Hard-liners -- pt. 4. Rough justice. 12. Revenge in Rome ; 13. The trials of Marion True ; 14. The Getty Museum ; 15. Repatriations
Control code
1080794
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780805090888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805090888
  • (OCoLC)430505049

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