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The Return of Cultural Treasures 3rd ed isbn 9780521802161

The Return of Cultural Treasures 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780521477468
ISBN: 0521477468
New Edition ISBN: 9780521802161
Published: February 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The return of cultural treasures to their homelands has become the subject of heated public debate in recent years, highlighted by the controversial case of the so-called Elgin Marbles. In this important and pioneering work, Jeanette Greenfield analyses and discusses the historical, legal and political issues surrounding a wide cross-section of similar cases.

This concise, revised edition brings the story up to date, with new material on art treasures and museums in Russia after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the claims to the Vatican of the Hebrew Manuscripts, and the saga of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is an extremely readable account with more than one hundred striking illustrations. The interdisciplinary approach makes it accessible to a wide range of readers interested in cultural heritage, archaeology and anthropology, museums, art history and international law.

Art and Cultural Heritage Law
List of illustrations
Introduction by Magnus Magnusson
1. The Icelandic manuscripts
2. The Elgin Marbles debate
3. British and other European approaches
4. Some British cases
5. American and Canadian approaches
6. International and regional regulation
7. Art theft and the art market
8. Russia and the former Soviet Union
9. The Hebrew manuscripts
10. The return of cultural treasures: some conclusions
List of abbreviations
Select bibliography
List of appendices in microfiche in the first edition