Crimes of the Art WorldCrimes of the Art World

Plundering Africa's Past. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, xi. 8. Watson, P. and Todeschini, C. 2006. The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities from Italy's Tomb Raiders to the World's Greatest Museums.

Author: Tom Bazley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313360473


Page: 230

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This book offers a revealing look at the full scope of criminal activity in the art world-a category of crime that is far more pervasive than is generally realized. * Comprises 10 chapters covering the various types of crimes common in the art world, from forgeries to theft to vandalism * Includes case studies throughout to explore the characteristics of art crime * Provides a bibliography of important books on the subject of art crime * An index of important words and terms emphasizes works of art and artists covered in the book, along with terms unique to art and art crime

Illicit AntiquitiesIllicit Antiquities

Plundering Africa's Past. London: James Currey. Seeden, H. 1994. Archaeology and the public in Lebanon: developments since 1986. In The Presented Past: Heritage, Museums and Education, P.G. Stone and B.L. Molyneux (eds), 95–108.

Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134568239


Page: 320

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The exploitation of archaeological sites for commercial gain is a serious problem worldwide. In peace and during wartime archaeological sites and cultural institutions, both on land and underwater, are attacked and their contents robbed for sale on an international 'antiquities' market. Objects are excavated without record, smuggled across borders and sold for exorbitant prices in the salesrooms of Europe and North America. In some countries this looting has now reached such a scale as to threaten the very survival of their archaeological and cultural heritage. This volume highlights the deleterious effects of the trade on cultural heritage, but in particular it focuses upon questions of legal and local responses: How can people become involved in the preservation of their past and what, in economic terms, are the costs and benefits? Are international conventions or export restrictions effective in diminishing the volume of the trade and the scale of its associated destruction?

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial HistoryThe Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

In Plundering Africa's Past, edited by Peter R. Schmidt and Roderick J. McIntosh. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996, 29–44. ———, ed. Witnesses to History. A Compendium of Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural ...

Author: Martin S. Shanguhyia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137594266


Page: 1362

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This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.


In Protecting the Past , G. S. Smith and John E. Ehrenhard , eds . ... McAllister , M. “ Looting and Vandalism of Archaeological Resources on Federal and Indian Lands in the United States . ... Plundering Africa's Past .



ISBN: IND:30000099294435



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The Looting MachineThe Looting Machine

In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage.

Author: Tom Burgis

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397118


Page: 368

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The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets” have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world's reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 per cent of the world's population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent. In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states' value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa's new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. The ground beneath their feet is as precarious as a Congolese mine shaft; their prosperity could spill away like crude from a busted pipeline. This catastrophic social disintegration is not merely a continuation of Africa's past as a colonial victim. The looting now is accelerating as never before. As global demand for Africa's resources rises, a handful of Africans are becoming legitimately rich but the vast majority, like the continent as a whole, is being fleeced. Outsiders tend to think of Africa as a great drain of philanthropy. But look more closely at the resource industry and the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world looks rather different. In 2010, fuel and mineral exports from Africa were worth 333 billion, more than seven times the value of the aid that went in the opposite direction. But who received the money? For every Frenchwoman who dies in childbirth, 100 die in Niger alone, the former French colony whose uranium fuels France's nuclear reactors. In petro-states like Angola three-quarters of government revenue comes from oil. The government is not funded by the people, and as result it is not beholden to them. A score of African countries whose economies depend on resources are rentier states; their people are largely serfs. The resource curse is not merely some unfortunate economic phenomenon, the product of an intangible force. What is happening in Africa's resource states is systematic looting. Like its victims, its beneficiaries have names.

Archaeological Theory TodayArchaeological Theory Today

The human right to a cultural heritage: African applications. In P. R. Schmidt and R. McIntosh (eds), Plundering Africa's Past, 18–28. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press. Schmidt, P. R. (ed.) 2009. Postcolonial Archaeologies in ...

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745653068


Page: 347

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This title brings together some of the major exponents and innovators in the discipline to introduce their individual areas of specialism. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to the future of the discipline.

The Long Way HomeThe Long Way Home

1996. 'The African Past Endangered', in R.J. McIntosh and P.R. Schmidt (eds), Plundering Africa's Past. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 1–17. ———. 1996. PlunderingAfrica's Past. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Author: Paul Turnbull

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845459581


Page: 207

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Paul Turnbull is a Professor of history in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland. He has written extensively on nineteenth-century racial thought, and the theft and repatriation of Indigenous bodily remains. His recent publications include (with Cressida Fforde and Jane Hubert) the co-edited volume The Dead and their Possessions (Routledge). --

Managing Heritage Making PeaceManaging Heritage Making Peace

IN and Oxford, 1996); C. M. Kusimba, 'Kenya's destruction of the Swahili cultural heritage', in P. R. Schmidt and R. J. McIntosh (eds), Plundering Africa's Past; Wycliffe Oloo, 'How effective is social inclusion to improving the ...

Author: Annie E. Coombes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755627813


Page: 288

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Kenya stands at a crossroads in its history and heritage, as the nation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain in 2013. At this important juncture, what parts of its history, including the Mau Mau uprising, do citizens and state wish to remember and commemorate and what is best forgotten or occluded? What does heritage mean to ordinary Kenyans, and what role does it play in building nationhood and forging peace and reconciliation? Focusing on the 1990s to the present, "Managing Heritage, Making Peace" is a timely exploration of the ways in which Kenyans are engaging with the past in the present, including such local initiatives as the community peace museums movement, local and national monuments and other notable commemorative actions. The authors show how Kenya is facing a continuing crisis over nationhood, heritage, memory and identity, which must be resolved to achieve social cohesion and peace.

Gender in African PrehistoryGender in African Prehistory

PETER SCHMIDT has been engaged in Africa archaeology for the last three decades. ... The author of five books and many articles, he most recently wrote Plundering Africa's Past (Indiana University Press, 1996), ed. with R. McIntosh; ...

Author: Susan Kent

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780585245867


Page: 358

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Gender in African Prehistory provides methods and theories for delineating and discussing prehistoric gender relations and their change through time. Sites studied range from Egypt to South Africa and Ghana to Tanzania, while time periods span the Stone Age to the period just prior to colonialization.