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The Elgin Affair

Author : Theodore Vrettos
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Almost two hundred years after they were “purchased” from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail “the greatest art theft in history,” a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople, Lord Elgin encountered in his endeavors some of the most famous names of nineteenth-century history: Napoleon, Sultan Selim III, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, and Keats. Drawing on original source material—letters, diaries, official government reports, and memoranda, Vrettos brilliantly brings to life these fascinating stories.

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles

Author : Susan Nagel
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An exploration of the British aristocracy during the Romantic era as reflected by the life of Mary Nisbet, the Countess of Elgin, discusses her history-making work as the Ambassador Extraordinaire to the Ottoman Empire, from her efforts to bring the smallpox vaccine to the Middle East to her safe removal of classical marbles from the Parthenon.

Memorandum on the Subject of the Earl of Elgin s Pursuits in Greece

Author : William Richard Hamilton
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Lord Elgin s Lady

Author : Theodore Vrettos
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This is a fictionalized version of The Elgin Affair which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 (Non-Fiction). Lord Elgin’s Lady received glowing reviews throughout America, and was a Kirkus Starred Review.

The Manchester Affair

Author : Elizabeth Elgin
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When Anne Parker was convicted of shoplifting, Rachel, her adoptive mother, knew she had no alternative but to make a promise that would change the whole course of her life. The distressing incident, said their doctor, had been a cry for help and had sprung from Anne's need to meet her natural mother. However, seeking a woman who does not want to be found is not easy at the best of times, so Rachel sought the help of Daniel Steel, Inquiry Agent extraordinary. How could she know that their lives would become so heartbreakingly entangled that she would uncover a secret that had lain hidden for so long?

Library of Universal Knowledge

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Orientalism Assyriology and the Bible

Author : Steven Winford Holloway
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'Orientalism' refers both to the academic study of the Orient and to Western scholarship that clings to stock images of the timeless East and oriental despotism. This landmark collection of essays, the first in its field, is written by seasoned art historians, Assyriologists and biblical specialists; it is organized under four rubrics: 1. Intellectual and Disciplinary Histories identifies waymarks in the rise of Assyriology in America, shifting images of ancient Assyria in their cultural context, Smithsonian Institution exhibits of 'biblical antiquities' at the world's fairs of 1893 and 1895, the rise of Egyptology in the nineteenth century, Mari scholarship and its impact on biblical studies, and the ancient Near Eastern text anthology as genre (Foster, Frahm, Holloway Reid, Younger). 2. Visual Perspectives suggests itself as a corrective to the academic habit of conjuring a 'texted Orient'. Here are contributions that describe Assyrianizing engravings in the famous Dalziels' Bible Gallery, the reception of ancient Assyria in nineteenth-century England versus France, and artwork for twentieth-century American histories of Israel (Bohrer, Esposito, Long). 3. Of Harems and Heroines explores gender issues in the context of the figure of Semiramis and the idea of the harem in biblical research and Assyriology (Asher-Greve, Solvang). 4. Assyriology and the Bible offers essays that focus on specific figures (Josiah), texts (Genesis 28.10-22, the Uruk Prophecy), or periods (Persian period in biblical historiography) (Grabbe, Handy, Hurowitz, Scurlock). The volume includes a Bibliography of some 1000 items, an important resource.

The Destiny of the Parthenon Marbles

Author : Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage
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The Complete Works of Lord Byron Reprinted from the Last London Edition To which is Prefixed a Life by Thomas Moore abridged With a Portrait

Author : George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

Author : George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
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The English as Collectors

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In the Shadows of the Two World Wars

Author : Anthony A. Tatossian
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The Elgin Marbles

Author : Christopher Hitchens
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Poetical Works

Author : George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
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Thinking about the Elgin Marbles

Author : John Henry Merryman
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Thinking about the Elgin Marbles Critical Essays on Cultural Property Art and Law

Author : John Merryman
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This book begins with a critical reexamination of the rival Greek and British claims to the Elgin Marbles. That case study identifies the questions that still dominate the growing international debate about cultural property policy and are explored in subsequent essays: Why do people care about cultural property? Is cultural nationalism a sound organizing principle for dealing with cultural property questions? Or is it a relic of 19th century romanticism, kept alive by the power of Byron's poetry? How can cultural nationalism be rationalized with the idea that works of art and antiquities are 'the cultural heritage of all mankind?' What alternative ways are there of thinking about cultural property policy and law? The author examines in particular the law and policy relating to cultural property export controls and the evolution and development of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on the Return of Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Property. In the second part of the book the author addresses a number of contemporary art law issues in essays on counterfeit art, the moral rights of artists, the artist's resale right (droit de suite), the litigation over the Mark Rothko estate, and problems of museum trustee negligence, conflict of interests, and misuse of inside information. The author, a Professor of Art Law at Stanford University, is a leading international figure in cultural property and art law circles.

Dictionary of National Biography

Author : Sir Leslie Stephen
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Books Magazine

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The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

Author : Panayotis Tournikiotis
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Few if any would dispute the Parthenon's position as the most important monument in Western civilization. In its art and architecture, it is the ultimate expression of the golden age of Pericles, when democracy was born. But few also realize that the Parthenon achieved that "ideal" status only in relatively modern times; until the late eighteenth century, when the first detailed pictures of the structure were published and the Elgin Marbles removed to London, the Parthenon was perceived only as a superb work of the Classical Greek period. As work now proceeds atop the Acropolis on the restoration of the monument, what better time for a multifaceted examination of the Parthenon. This fascinating volume brings together eleven original essays by noted scholars and writers, each of whom offers a different perspective on this greatest of all cultural monuments. In addition to providing detailed descriptions of the sculpture and architecture of the Parthenon, the essays treat such diverse topics as the place of the Parthenon in the history and theory of modern architecture, depictions of the Parthenon in art through the ages, the Parthenon as appreciated by contemporary Greek society, and the Parthenon in the consciousness of modern Greek poets and thinkers.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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