Loot, Legitimacy and Ownership

The Ethical Crisis in Archaeology

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715630341

Category: History

Page: 160

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Colin Renfrew argues that what is most precious in archaeology is the information that excavations can shed on our human past. Yet the clandestine and unpublished digging of archaeological sites for gain - looting - is destroying the context in which archaeological findings can be understood, as well as sabotaging the most valuable information. It is the source of most of the antiquities that appear on the art market today - unprovenanced antiquities, the product of illicit traffic financed, knowingly or not by the collectors and museums that buy them on a no-questions-asked basis. This trade has turned London as well as other international centres into a 'thieves kitchen' where greed triumphs over serious appreciation of the past. Unless a solution is found to this ethical crisis in archaeology, Renfrew argues that our record of the past will be vastly diminished, and his book lays bare the misunderstanding and hypocrisy that underlies that crisis.

De-Introducing the New Testament

Texts, Worlds, Methods, Stories

Author: Todd Penner,Davina Lopez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118432967

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors argue for a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of New Testament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one that exemplifies the best practices of the humanities. A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ what we think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes and questions about its study that encourage further reflection and engagement Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is “introduced” to critically engage the conceptual framework of the field as a whole Provides a critical intervention into several methodological impasses in contemporary NT scholarship Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics and culture in the production of NT scholarship Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for student readership

Illegaler Kulturgüterverkehr

Author: Michael Anton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3899497236

Category: Law

Page: 1337

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Band 1 eröffnet dem Leser die ganze Tragweite des illegalen Kulturgüterverkehrs aus tatsächlicher wie rechtlicher Sicht und verdeutlicht, in wie vielen Konstellationen die Handbücher zum Kulturgüterschutz und Kunstrestitutionsrecht für Museen, Kunsthandel, Auktionswesen und Privatsammler, insbesondere aber auch für öffentliche Institutionen, Behörden und ausländische Botschaften anwendbar sind.

Heritage Studies

Methods and Approaches

Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen,John Carman,Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer John Carman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135249504

Category: Art

Page: 360

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This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods that can be used and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world, including the UK and USA. The challenge that the collection makes explicit is that Heritage Studies must develop a stronger recognition of the scope and nature of its data and a concise yet explorative understanding of its analytical methods. The methods considered fall within three broad categories: textual/discourse analysis, methods for investigating people’s attitudes and behaviour; and methods for exploring the material qualities of heritage. The methods discussed and illustrated range from techniques such as text analysis, interviews, participant observation, to semiotic analysis of heritage sites and the use of GIS. Each paper discusses the ways in which methods used in social analysis generally are explored and adapted to the specific demands that arise when applied to the investigation of heritage in its many forms. Heritage Studies is a seminal volume that will help to define the field. The global perspective and the shared focus upon the development of reflexive methodologies ensure that the volume explores these central issues in a manner that is simultaneously case-specific and of general relevance.

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A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museums

Page: N.A

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In the Shadow of World Literature

Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Author: Michael Allan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400881099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. Michael Allan challenges this way of thinking and argues instead that the disciplinary framework of world literature, far from serving as the neutral meeting ground of national literary traditions, levels differences between scripture, poetry, and prose, and fashions textual forms into a particular pedagogical, aesthetic, and ethical practice. In the Shadow of World Literature examines the shift from Qur'anic schooling to secular education in colonial Egypt and shows how an emergent literary discipline transforms the act of reading itself. The various chapters draw from debates in literary theory and anthropology to consider sites of reception that complicate the secular/religious divide—from the discovery of the Rosetta stone and translations of the Qur'an to debates about Charles Darwin in the modern Arabic novel. Through subtle analysis of competing interpretative frames, Allan reveals the ethical capacities and sensibilities literary reading requires, the conceptions of textuality and critique it institutionalizes, and the forms of subjectivity it authorizes. A brilliant and original exploration of what it means to be literate in the modern world, this book is a unique meditation on the reading practices that define the contours of world literature.

Nationalism, Historiography and the (re)construction of the Past

Author: Claire Norton

Publisher: New Academia Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 218

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The essays in this collection explore both how the employment of nation-state dominated discourses have caused a re-imagination of the past, and how the past has been re-constructed to accord with nationalist agendas. Although other works have considered in general terms how nations are imagined, this collection takes a different stance and specifically focuses on how 'the past' is used in such imaginations. This collection was conceived in an interdisciplinary spirit, drawing insights from art history, intellectual history, literature, archaeology, heritage studies, political science, and film studies. The authors combine a sophisticated theoretical approach with illuminative case studies from all across the globe, including the Balkans, South Africa, Rwanda, the Yemen, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Uzbekistan.

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Dioskouroi

Studies Presented to W.G. Cavanagh and C.B. Mee on the Anniverary of Their 30-year Joint Contribution to Aegean Archaeology

Author: Chrysanthi Gallou,Mercourios Georgiadis,Georgina M. Muskett

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 369

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31 essays on the Bronze Age Aegean which cover a wide range of topics. They are grouped under the following headings: cult and death; Bronze Age material culture; gender; approaches to art; themes of ancient and modern identity; Homer once again; landscape and survey; ancient geography and regional studies; Sparta and Laconia.

Das schmutzige Geschäft mit der Antike

Der globale Handel mit illegalen Kulturgütern

Author: Günther Wessel

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 3862843114

Category: History

Page: 184

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Das Geschäft mit geraubten Kulturgütern boomt. Im Schatten der politischen Erschütterungen im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika kommt es zu beispiellosen Plünderungen antiker Stätten. Gleichzeitig werden Kunstgegenstände als Geldanlage international immer gefragter. Auch Terrorgruppen wie der IS finanzieren sich wohl durch geraubte Kulturgüter. Weltweit wird – so vermuten es Strafverfolger – nur mit Drogen und Waffen mehr illegales Geld gemacht. Günther Wessel hat sich in diesen 'diskreten Markt' hineinbegeben.

Debating the Archaeological Heritage

Author: Robin Skeates

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629567

Category: History

Page: 128

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Throughout the world, competing interest groups lay claim to the material remains of the past. Archaeologists, developers, indigenous 'first peoples', looters, museum curators, national government officals, New Age worshippers, private collectors, tourists - all want their share. This introduction to contemporary debates surrounding their rival claims deals with defining, owning, protecting, managing, interpreting, and experiencing the archaeological heritage. Fundamental questions are considered: What is 'archaeological heritage'? Who should own and control the material culture of the past? How should these remains be protected? How should the archaeological heritage be presented to the public? Robin Skeates calls for greater communication and co-operation between archaeologists and other interest groups, urging archaeologists to increase the involvement of local people in the culturally valuable and vulnerable material remains of their past, and in archaeological research that attempts to be objective.

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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Antiquity

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Archaeology

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Author: Elliot M. Meyerowitz,Chris R. Somerville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Awards

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Category: American literature

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