Imperial Spoils

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Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles
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AuthorChristopher Hitchens
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectElgin Marbles
PublisherChatto and Windus (UK)/
Hill and Wang (US)[1] [2]
Publication date
1987 (UK) / 1988 (US)
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages137
ISBN978-0-8090-4189-3
Christopher Hitchens in 2008

Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles is a 1987 book by Christopher Hitchens on the controversy surrounding the removal by Thomas Bruce (seventh earl of Elgin) of the Parthenon's sculptured friezes (which became known as the Elgin Marbles), and his subsequent sale of the Marbles to the British Museum. Hitchens examines the history of the artifacts and the question of whether they should be returned to Greece.

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