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Culture in Court - The Saga of The Persepolis Tablets (A Case Study)

Abstract This thesis explores the implications that the outcome of a certain U.S. lawsuit involving antiquities could have on practices and programs in the United States, related to cultural heritage and history. This paper examines the Rubin et al case, which sought to attach a collection of ancient Persian artifacts (known as The Persepolis Tablets) as a source of legal compensation. Presented as a case study, and using primary and secondary research sources, this paper analyzes the Rubin et al lawsuit and the factors that led to its initiation, and seeks to determine how and why adverse consequences could result from its final ruling. This thesis demonstrates that the final decision in the lawsuit could leave a negative impact on a number of prac... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Ahouraiyan, Taraneh (Author) / Warren-Findley, Jannelle (Advisor) / Warrren-Findley, Jannelle (Committee member) / Thompson, Victoria (Committee member) / Smith, Louis (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Cultural resources management / Museum studies / cultural heritage / antiquities / museum / policy / law
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 165 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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