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Who Owns the Past? Cultural Policy, Cultural Property, And the Law by

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Published by Rutgers University Press .
Written in English


  • Private, property, family law,
  • Sociology,
  • International cooperation,
  • Cultural property,
  • Social Science,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • USA,
  • Property,
  • Collectors and collecting,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • History,
  • Intellectual property,
  • Protection

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Edition Notes

ContributionsKate Fitz Gibbon (Editor), Kate Fitz Gibbon (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8026172M
ISBN 100813536871
ISBN 109780813536873

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