Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World

by Sharon Waxman

Hardcover, 2008

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Publication

Brécourt Academic (2008), Edition: 1st Printing, 432 pages

Description

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, prosecuting curators, 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.

Original language

English

Physical description

432 p.; 6.52 inches

ISBN

0805086536 / 9780805086539
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