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The Resource The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos

The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos

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The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused
Title
The Elgin affair
Title remainder
the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Vrettos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Every year, millions of people visit London's British Museum to admire the magnificent Greek sculptures that adorned the Parthenon in Athens for more than two thousand years. This compelling and controversial story of the Elgin Marbles (named for Thomas Bruce, seventh earl of Elgin, who stripped the Parthenon of these exquisite works in what has been called "the greatest art theft in history") re-creates in full and colorful detail a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin
  • Drawing on original source material - letters, diaries, official government reports and memoranda, together with the full divorce proceedings of a scandalous adultery trial in Edinburgh - and on his earlier work on the subject, Vrettos brings brilliantly to life these fascinating events of history. Rounding out the story of the marbles, the author concludes with the latest battles between the Greek and English governments over the rightful ownership of these priceless treasures
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DLC
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Vrettos, Theodore
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Elgin marbles
  • Art thefts
  • Elgin, Thomas Bruce
Label
The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos
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Publication
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559703864
Lccn
97012442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36672061
Label
The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559703864
Lccn
97012442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36672061

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