History of Loot and Stolen Art

    History of Loot and Stolen Art

    From Antiquity Until the Present Day

    Ivan Lindsay

    Unicorn 2014

    Hardback 432pp Illustrated 283x180mm

    9781906509217   Product Code: 20032

    Since the Second World War, the looting of art from conflict zones has continued to the extent that Interpol has a special branch devoted to it. This book traces the history of looting over three millennia and illustrates many of the stolen works in 200 colour reproductions and 50 archive photographs. Lindsay also profiles the main culprits from Sargon in 720 BCE to Hermann Goering, examines motives ranging from material gain to cultural prestige, and charts the illegal trade today.

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