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

Label
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vrettos, Theodore
Dewey number
733/.3/09385
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NB92
LC item number
.V7 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elgin marbles
  • Art thefts
  • Elgin, Thomas Bruce
  • British Museum
  • Kunstroof
  • Parthenon
  • Plastieken
  • Elgin, Thomas Bruce
  • Marbres d'Elgin
  • Objets d'art
  • Elgin, Thomas Bruce
  • Art thefts
  • Elgin marbles
  • Ethics
  • Greece
  • Kunstroof
  • Parthenon
  • Plastieken
  • British Museum
  • Elgin and Kincardine, Thomas Bruce of
  • Krieg
  • Kulturgüterschutz
  • Griechenland
Label
The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9781559704571
Instantiates
Publication
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035688861
Label
The Elgin affair : the abduction of Antiquity's greatest treasures and the passions it aroused, Theodore Vrettos
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9781559704571
Publication
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035688861

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