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The Return of Cultural Treasures

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  • Date Published: August 2013
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107625402

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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.

    • Fully revised and expanded edition including new chapters on wartime plunder, deliberately destroyed art and the return of ethnic art
    • Explores approaches taken by museums when addressing the return of cultural objects
    • Highly illustrated and written in an accessible style appealing to readers interested in cultural heritage, archaeology, art history and international law
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    "This volume is a valuable addition to any collection on repatriation. The material covered is highly readable, being presented in such a way as to be of interest and use to both the scholastic community and inquiring minds in the general public. As such, this latest edition of The Return of Cultural Treasures is recommended to everyone interested in repatriation and international law regarding cultural heritage." -Robert J. Stark, University of Alberta: Canadian Journal of Archaeology

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107625402
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the third edition
    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
    List of appendices in microfiche in first edition (1989)
    Select bibliography
    Select list of web sites

  • Author

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

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