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Title
Cultural heritage, ethics and the military
Type
Text
Subject
Cultural property--Protection.
Pillage.
Archaeology--Philosophy.
Classical antiquities--Destruction and pillage.
Iraq War, 2003-2011--Destruction and pillage.
Military occupation--Moral and ethical aspects.
Civil-military relations--Case studies.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: CC135 .C835 2011 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 363.69 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2011534216
Summary
"The world reacted with horror to the images of the looting of the National Museum in Iraq in 2003 - closely followed by other museums and then, largely unchecked, or archaeological sites across the country. This outcome had been predicted by many archaeologists, with some offering to work directly with the military to identify museums and sites to be avoided and protected. However, this work has since been heavily criticised by others working in the field, who claim that such collaboration lended a legitimacy to the invasion. It has therefore served to focus on the broader issue of whether archaeologists and other cultural heritage experts should ever work with the military, and, if so, under what guidelines and strictures. The essays in this book, drawn from a series of international conferences and seminars on the debate, provide an historical background to the ethical issues facing cultural heritage experts, and place them in a wider context."--Publisher's website.
Table Of Contents
Introduction : the ethical challenges for cultural heritage experts working with the military / Peter Stone
Still in the aftermath of Waterloo : a brief history of decisions about restitution / Margaret M. Miles
Physicians at war : lessons for archaeologists? / Fritz Allhoff
Christian responsibility and the preservation of civilisation in wartime : George Bell and the fate of Germany in World War II / Andrew Chandler
Responding to culture in conflict / Oliver Urquhart Irvine
How academia and the military can work together / Barney White-Spunner
Archaeologist under pressure : neutral or cooperative in wartime / Rene Teijgeler
Ancient artefacts and modern conflict : a case study of looting and instability in Iraq / Kathryn Hanson
Whose heritage? Archaeology, heritage and the military / Martin Brown
Military archaeology in the US : a complex ethical decision / Laurie Rush
Akwesasne : where the partridges drum to Fort Drum : consultation with native communities - an evolving process / Francis Scardera
Heritage resources and armed conflicts : an African perspective / Caleb Adebayo Folorunso
Human shields : social scientists on point in modern asymmetrical conflicts / Derek Suchard
Politicians : assassins of Lebanese heritage? Archaeology in Lebanon in times of armed conflict / Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly
Relations between archaeologists and the military in the case of Iraq / John Curtis.
Authorized Access Point
Stone, Peter G., 1957- Cultural heritage, ethics and the military