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

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The different motivation of the greatest looters in history is a theme which is examined throughout the book. From Sargon II who ruled Syria between 721 and 705 BC, Alexander the Great, Cesare Borgia, Gonzales the Spanish conquistador who defeated the Incan Empire, Francis Drake, Napoleon Bonaparte, Joseph Stalin, Hermann Goering and Adolf Hitler, we eventually reach the t ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by Unicorn Publishing Group
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Theodora Clarke
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ivan Lindsay’s 'The History of Loot and Stolen Art' documents the murkier transactions that are conducted in the art world, from smuggled sarcophagi to “souvenir hunting” in post-war Europe.

Whilst other works (including the recent Hollywood film, The Monuments Men) have focussed exclusively on the 20th century looting conducted by the Nazis and the Soviets, Lindsay’s analysis extends from the Ancient Greeks right up to 21st Century thefts, and provides the first comprehensive overview of art th
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Arlene Mullen
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I am a huge history buff so I found this book very interesting. It talks about looting of art from across the generations and all over the world. Some of the stories I have heard but most I haven't. You can tell that the author is passionate about this and a lot of research was involved.
It's so amazing how important art has always been. Even now the more art you have the more wealth you have. During wars the victors always took great pride in whatever they coul loot from the conquered areas.
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Ellen Christian
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating reference book loaded with information about lost and stolen art from ancient times through current day. I love that you learn about the history of each time period as well as information on the artwork itself. Includes so much more than traditional artwork. I was fascinated to find it includes things like a 40 ton statue and a gate. If you're interested in art or history you'll want to read this.
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