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Inhaltsangabe: When one thinks of art crime, a Hollywood image is conjured, one of black-clad cat burglars, thieves in top hats and white gloves, and perhaps the occasional criminal collector twirling his waxed moustache as he cackles maniacally over a stolen horde in his Bavarian castle. But the truth behind art crime is far more sinister, and more intriguing. Art crime has its share of cinematic thefts and larger-than-life characters, but it is also the realm of transnational organized crime groups and terrorists, and is integrally linked to the drug and arms trades. Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features work by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject, both professionals and scholars. It is essential reading for criminologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and all those interested in art crime.

Rezension: 'This remarkable anthology appears just when it is most needed, showing, from a broad variety of perspectives, that criminal acts against works of art and architecture-looting, vandalism, iconoclasm, illicit trade-exert profound effects on individual human beings and on civil society. A riveting rogues' gallery: passive-aggressive art forgers, brutal religious iconoclasts, Napoleon, and the swindlers who bottle sugar water as wine in China, matches wits against a colorful gathering of heroes, from police officers to art historians to the former Mayor of Rome. A fascinating, appalling, and timely discussion.' - Ingrid D. Rowland, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, USA 'This riveting book provides the inside-story on a range of art crimes, from the relationship between looted antiquities and terrorism to the most recent developments concerning Nazi looted art to wine fraud in China, among other "toxic" objects. The contributors hail from diverse backgrounds, but are united in their painstaking research and their search for reform-minded responses to the myriad challenges concerning cultural heritage. This book is essential for scholars, collectors, and anyone who cares about cultural property.' - Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College, USA

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ISBN 10: 1137407565 ISBN 13: 9781137407566
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Buchbeschreibung New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. With figures. XXVIII, 364 p. Current issue 2016. Very good condition.(Original Price. 96,50 €). Artikel-Nr. 11999

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