History of Loot and Stolen Art

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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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History of Loot and Stolen Art

History of Loot and Stolen Art

From Antiquity Until the Present Day

Hardback432pp Illustrated283x180mm

9781906509217     Product Code: 220032

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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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