Sharon Waxman - Loot

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For the past two centuries, the West has plundered 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, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Sharon Waxman brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, from the great cities of the West to Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, as these countries face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She shows how the actions of a few determined and implacable characters may yet strip these museums of some of their most cherished treasures. For readers who are fascinated by antiquity, who love to frequent museums, and who believe in the value of cultural exchange, "LOOT" opens a new window on an enduring conflict.

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eBook formateBook, (torrent)En
PublisherHenry Holt & Company Inc
File size6.6 Mb
GanreGender Studies, Gender Groups
Release date 01.09.2009
ISBN9780805090888
Pages count432
Book rating4.62 (1348 votes)
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