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Title:
The history of loot and stolen art : from antiquity until the present day
Author:
Lindsay, Ivan, 1962- author.
Publication Information:
London : Unicorn Press Ltd, 2014.
Physical Description:
424 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
From the Ancients, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Moors and Charlemagne, the author traces how a lust for pride of ownership and power over the vanquished has driven conquerors, confiscators (the old-fashioned word for looters) and ruthless administrators to grab the valuable possessions of others.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Ancients, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Moors and Charlemagne -- 2. The Crusades and the sack of Constantinople -- 3. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries AD, the Renaissance and the dissolution of the monasteries -- 4. Spanish colonisation of the Americas, Francisco Pizarro and Hernan Cortes -- 5. Sir Francis Drake -- 6. The emergence of Sweden -- 7. Cromwell's disposal of the collections of Charles I -- 8. Napoleon -- 9. Greece and Lord Elgin -- 10. Egypt -- 11. The British Museum and punitive expeditions against Ashanti and Benin -- 12. World War II, Hitler, Goering and the other Nazi leaders -- 13. 1945, the Soviets and Stalin -- 14. 1945, the US army -- 15. 1945 -- 2009.
ISBN:
9781906509217
Format :
Book