A History of Loot and Stolen Art - From Antiquity Until the Present Day

From Antiquity Until the Present Day

A History of Loot and Stolen Art - From Antiquity Until the Present Day
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424 pages | © 2014
Hardcover $65.00 ISBN: 9781906509217 Published September 2013 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Contents

Acknowledgements

Principal Players

Preface

Introduction

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 colonization of the Americas, Francisco Pizarro and Hernan Cortes

5.  Sir Francis Drake

6. The emergence of Sweden

7. Cromwell’s disposal of the collection 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

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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