Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage (New in Paper)

Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage (New in Paper)

by James Cuno
     
 

"James Cuno has written thoughtfully and responsibly on cultural property matters, and in this book he goes beyond the usual legal and ethical ground to address deeper philosophical issues. This is a must-read for all concerned with the fate of our ancient heritage, whether source countries, archaeologists, collectors, or museum curators. The topic is of the

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"James Cuno has written thoughtfully and responsibly on cultural property matters, and in this book he goes beyond the usual legal and ethical ground to address deeper philosophical issues. This is a must-read for all concerned with the fate of our ancient heritage, whether source countries, archaeologists, collectors, or museum curators. The topic is of the greatest importance to all of us."—Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691148106
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Afterword x
Introduction: The Crux of the Matter 1

CHAPTER ONE: Political Matters 21

CHAPTER TWO: More Political Matters 44

CHAPTER THREE: The Turkish Question 67

CHAPTER FOUR: The Chinese Question 88

CHAPTER FIVE: Identity Matters 121

Epilogue 146

Notes 163

Select Bibliography 207

Index 217

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