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The Elgin Marbles

King, Dorothy

Verlag: Hutchinson, London, 2006
ISBN 10: 0091800137 / ISBN 13: 9780091800130
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Titel: The Elgin Marbles

Verlag: Hutchinson, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used


Hardcover in very good condition. Superficial marks and light edge wear on jacket. Minor scores on front leading edges of jacket and hardcover. Jacket and hardcover upper leading corners, front leading edge and spine ends are bumped. Light crease on half title page. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 440148

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Inhaltsangabe: Oxbow says: This book's author does not shy away from expressing her opinions on the destruction of ancient sites in Greece and her belief that the Elgin Marbles are best left in the care of the British Museum, or at least for the time being. The Elgin Marbles leads the reader through a combination of historical narrative and architectural and artistic description, to this point - the controversy over the Parthenon sculptures brought to London by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century. The main part of the book tells the story of the ancient acropolis in Athens both before and after the Golden Age of the city and the Periclean building programme which initiated and built its famous buildings and sculptures. This is all set within a historical survey of the period and Athens' subsequent, fluctuating fortunes under the Romans, under Christian rule, where it survived as a beacon of paganism, under Byzantine rule, during the Crusades, under the Ottomans, and the struggle for spoils from the ancient city, by the French, Turks, Venetians and English, in the early modern period. There follows a detailed account of the Elgin Marbles and their journey from Athens to London, set within an era of antiquarianism and tourism, their acquisition by the British Museum, the controversial cleaning of the 1930s, through to current political debates about their return to Greece. Some may not agree with King's staunch beliefs about the future fate of the Marbles, and perhaps the final chapter is a little self-indulgent in this regard, but with no agreement in sight the political, cultural and ethical debate rages on.

Vom Verlag: A brilliant and controversial young archaeologist rekindles the drama of classical Greece for a new readership and traces the history of the Parthenon and the disputed Elgin Marbles.

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