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Lindsay, Ivan

The History of Loot and Stolen Art

Lindsay, Ivan - The History of Loot and Stolen Art, ebook

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The author of this enthralling book aims to present a well-illustrated and documented alternative history of the Western World through graphic accounts of looting and art theft from the time of Sargon, ruler of Syria in 721 BC, to the present day. Almost all the principal players included appear on the stage of World history and many of them are known as conquerors, confiscators (the old-fashioned word for looters) and ruthless administrators of the regions they created as a result of their conquests.
Featured here are emperors, kings, queens, popes, adventurers, explorers and those whose energies and expertise supported the greed and acquisitive ambitions of their masters. The different motivation of the greatest looters in history is a recurrent theme which is examined throughout.

Keywords: loot, stolen, art, antiquities, Hitler, paintings, sculpture, Elgin Marbles, confiscators, booty, Nazis, Crusades, dissolution, monasteries, colonisation, Cortes, Pizarro, Cromwell, Ashanti

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
665 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781906509576
Printed ISBN
9781906509217

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