Antiquities under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection after the Iraq War

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Altamira Press
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5.87 X 9.18 X 0.87 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

Lawrence Rothfield is faculty director and co-founder of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. He was previously the director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and is also a professor of comparative literature, in which field he has three publications.


Antiquities under Siege goes a very long way in shortening the learning curve for those for whom CPP, by choice or appointment, is a subject that has or is about to become very important in their daily work . . . The true added value of this collection of well-researched and well-presented articles is that it shows the extremely complex nature of cultural property protection, its points of contact with matters cultural, legal, social, societal, economic, etc., and demonstrates how important it is for military organisations and the governments that direct them to take Cultural Property Protection seriously in their planning and in their operations.-- "Militaire Spectator, December 2009"
With detailed footnotes; appendices providing excerpts from international conventions and doctrines, working meeting recommendations, and technical information; and a substantial index, the volume is an extremely complete and useful reference. . . . The authors' recommendations are sound and based on first-hand experience.-- "Museum Anthropology, Spring 2010"
Antiquities Under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection After the Iraq War is a thorough account of the events and circumstances surrounding the looting of Iraqu's National Museum in April 2003 following the Iraq War....An objective account.--Katie Urban "Muse, May/June 2010"
Recommended. . . . Most levels/libraries.-- "Choice Reviews, November 2008"