Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2007

352 Pages | 12 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195337235

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Prohibiting Plunder

How Norms Change

Wayne Sandholtz

  • Traces and explains the emergence of international rules against wartime looting of cultural treasures, and explores how anti-plunder norms have developed over the past 200 years
  • Covers highly topical events including the looting of thousands of antiquities from the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, and the return of "Holocaust Art" by prominent museums
  • Includes first-hand reports, official documents, and archival records
  • Uncovers the debates and negotiations that produced increasingly clear and well-defined anti-plunder norms
  • Shows how historical episodes interlinked to produce modern, treaty-based rules against wartime plunder of cultural treasures

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