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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Return of Cultural Treasures 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780521802161
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521477468
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 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, The Return of Cultural Treasures 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 new 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

Art and Cultural Heritage Law
List of illustrations
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
List of abbreviations
Introduction by 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