by RussellChamberlin (Author)


Plunder - the appropriation by richer and stronger nations of cultural treasures belonging to poorer peoples - has become an occasion of international scandal. Conquering nations have looted the vanquished since the beginning of history, but in recent years many have questioned the legality and morality of one nation retaining the historical treasures of another. This book examines the looting of major ancient civilizations and of many Third World nations. It ranges from the pillage of important archaeological sites in Greece and Egypt to the campaign of Hitler, the last of the great modern looters, and includes the fate of the Stone of Scone and other major symbols of nationhood, as well as the reasons behind Napoleon's looting. Russell Chamberlin's book is a lively and informative exploration of the passion for collecting and its effects on the course of history.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 10 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0750934816
ISBN 13: 9780750934817

Author Bio
Russell Chamberlin is a writer who specialises in history. Among his many publications are the World of the Italian Renaissance, The Fall of the House of Borgia, Life in Medieval France, The English Country Town and the Tower of London, where he was once briefly arrested by a Yeoman Gaoler. He lives in Guildford.