Book 2016

Art Crime

Terrorists, Tomb Raiders, Forgers and Thieves

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ISBN: 978-1-349-55370-9 (Print) 978-1-137-40757-3 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Forgers: Fakes and Forgeries

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      Pages 1-7

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      Pages 9-20

      The Beltracchi Affair: A Comment and Further Reflections on the “Most Spectacular” German Art Forgery Case in Recent Times

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      Pages 21-26

      On “In Praise of Forgery”

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      Pages 27-32

      Connoisseurship All the Way Down: Art Authentication, Forgery, Fingerprint Identification, Expert Knowledge

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      Pages 33-40

      The Police Investigation of Art Fraud

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      Pages 41-56

      The Grape War of China: Wine Fraud and How Science Is Fighting Back

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      Pages 57-76

      Fingerprinting Objects for the Control of Illegal Trafficking

  3. Terrorists: Policing, Investigation and Terrorism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-85

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      Pages 87-94

      The Theft, Recovery and Forensic Investigation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder

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      Pages 95-104

      Trying to Recover Two Francesco Guardi Capricci Stolen from Russborough, County Wicklow, in 1986

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      Pages 105-117

      The Role of the Police in the Co-Production of Art Security in London

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      Pages 118-131

      Thieves of Baghdad: And the Terrorists They Finance

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      Pages 132-142

      Looting of Antiquities: Tearing the Fabric of Civil Society

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      Pages 143-149

      The Return of Iconoclasm: Barbarian Ideology and Destruction by ISIS as a Challenge for Modern Culture, Not Only for Islam

  4. Tomb Raiders: Archaeology and Antiquities Looting

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-157

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      Pages 159-168

      Looting and Passion of Greek Vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: The Birth of the Great Collections

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      Pages 169-178

      Aramaic Incantation Bowls in War and in Peace

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      Pages 179-199

      Temple Looting in Cambodia: Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network

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      Pages 200-228

      Something Is Confidential in the State of Christie’s

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      Pages 229-239

      Polaroids from the Medici Dossier: Continued Sightings on the Market

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      Pages 240-254

      Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Property in Africa: A Continent at a Crossroads

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      Pages 255-262

      Antiquities Crime as a Policy Problem

  5. Thieves: Art Law, War and Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-279

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      Pages 281-307

      Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv Destroyed in East Prussia — New Hope for More Survivors?

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