The Great American Plunder Of Persia's Antiquities, 1925-1941 by Mohammad Gholi MajdThe Great American Plunder Of Persia's Antiquities, 1925-1941 by Mohammad Gholi Majd

The Great American Plunder Of Persia's Antiquities, 1925-1941

byMohammad Gholi Majd

Paperback | April 28, 2003

Pricing and Purchase Info

$92.97 online 
$106.95 list price
Earn 465 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Using recently declassified State Department records, Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the manner in which the U.S. government guided and assisted American museums in acquiring vast quantities of Persian antiquities and archaeological finds. Majd also documents the looting of Persia's mosques and shrines, the transfer of these religious artifacts to London, and the subsequent acquisition of some of the objects by such museums as the Metropolitan of New York. In the evolution of American-Persian relations, the importance of the antiquities story has remained unrecognized.
Mohammad Gholi Majd holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.
Title:The Great American Plunder Of Persia's Antiquities, 1925-1941Format:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9.02 × 5.74 × 0.84 inPublished:April 28, 2003Publisher:UPALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761825592

ISBN - 13:9780761825593

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Arthur Upham Pope and Persian Artifacts Chapter 4 The Opening of Persia to Foreign Archaeology, 1923-1930: The Antiquities Law of 1930 Chapter 5 The Rush to Persia by American Museums Chapter 6 Expedition to Persepolis by the Oriental Institute Chapter 7 American Pressure and Persian Surrender Chapter 8 Persepolis Expedition's New Field Director and New Concession Chapter 9 Schmidt's Airplane and Turbulence in Iran-America Relations Chapter 10 The Final Phase, 1937-1941: A Tale of Deceit and Coercion Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

This academic book, which reads like an extended journal article with documentation in notes at the end of each chapter, proves fascinating in light of the Iraqi war and plunder of Iraq's antiques. 'The Great American Plunder of Persia's Antiquities' provides provocative food for thought about long-term U.S. involvement in the Middle East.