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ANTIQUITIES ACQUIRED The Spoliation of Greece


Editorial: Newton Abbott: David & Charles 1975, 1975
ISBN 10: 0715370006 / ISBN 13: 9780715370001
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Título: ANTIQUITIES ACQUIRED The Spoliation of ...

Editorial: Newton Abbott: David & Charles 1975

Año de publicación: 1975


FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 7-182 plus glossary, biographical and bibliographical index and general index. Map of Greece and 24 illustrations. Original brown boards sound/FINE. Interior clean/NEAR FINE. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket sound/NEAR FINE. This is a great book for anybody who thinks that vandalism has always been confined to football hooligans and graffiti artists of the lower social classes. The names of such notables as Lords Aberdeen and Byron carved with laborious care on many ancient monuments were the inspiration for Miss Bracken's interest in the artistic rape of Greece in the 34 years to 1834. Her book is a depressing insight into the imperialist mind and it is not just the English and the notable Lord Elgin who feature in the list of plunderers. There are plenty of examples of French, German and even Turkish involvement in the large scale removal of antiquities to their European homelands. The fact that the Greece of 1800 had been a run-down province of the Ottoman Empire hardly provides the excuse for such a calculated removal of historical monuments, and certainly a very feeble excuse for their continuing presence in the museums of European capital cities. N° de ref. de la librería 10589

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