Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East [Paperback]

Neil Cooke (Editor); Vanessa Daubney (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781785700996 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: ASTENE Publications | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 272p, H230 x W160 (mm)




Every Traveller Needs a Compass

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A varied and charming collection of 17 papers that bring something new about the people from many countries and backgrounds who travelled to, from and within Egypt and the Near East, either singly or as a group, and explored, observed and recorded, or stayed for a short period of time to improve their health or simply to enjoy the experience.
While some travellers kept a diary or journal that has survived until today, others did not. Their travels have to be extracted from the wide range of manuscript sources that are thankfully retained in libraries and archives, or which still remain with their descendants. Sometimes, the name of a traveller is only contained in a few words within a single piece of correspondence or journal entry, yet from such small beginnings and through detective work to link the chance meetings between travellers with a location, or news of a shared event, it is often possible to chart part of a traveller’s journey and bring to life a person who has long been forgotten. These minor characters and their travails often bring a new perspective to well-known places and events.

Table of Contents

Contents
 
Introduction..................................................................................................................vii
Neil Cooke
 
1 Sir John Young, High Commissioner for the Ionian Islands,
and His Private Letter Book, 185657.................................................................... 1
Sonia P. Anderson
 
2 Edward Lear in Gozo, March 1866........................................................................ 15
Joseph Attard Tabone
 
3 The Travels of G. A. Wallin and His Views on Western Influence
in the Middle East.................................................................................................... 23
Patricia Berg
 
4 The Relative Contributions of William John Bankes and Charles Barry
to the Early Plans of Gerasa/Jerash (Jordan): Evidence from the Bankes
and Barry Archives.................................................................................................. 33
Don Boyer
 
5 Jean-Jacques Rifaud’s Lithographs His Drawings of Egyptian
Archaeology, Natural History, Manners and Customs....................................... 53
Marie-Cécile Bruwier
 
6 Travelling Companions: Mohammed Ashgar,
also known as John Bedair (181574)................................................................... 65
Neil Cooke
 
7 An Innovative Antiquarian: Alexander Henry Rhind’s Excavations
in Egypt and His Collection in the National Museums Scotland.................... 87
Ross Irving and Margaret Maitland
 
8 From the Kremlin’s Walls to the Foot of the Pyramids:
Early Muscovite Travellers in Egypt.................................................................. 101
Maksim Lebedev
 
9 Hieroglyphs from the North: Newcastle’s Early Travellers in Egypt
and Their Correspondence with Jean-François Champollion........................ 113
Margaret Maitland
 
10 Amalia Sola Nizzoli (180545/49), Archaeologist ante litteram
in Egypt and the Origins of the Third Nizzoli Collection............................ 131
Daniela Picchi
 
11 Artists and Painters in the ‘German House’ at Thebes, 190515................ 143
Daniel Polz
 
12 Raymond O’Shea and The Sand Kings of Oman as a Source
for Trucial Coast History................................................................................... 155
Nicholas Stanley-Price
 
13 Did the Elephants Ever Forget?......................................................................... 171
Peta Rée
 
14 The Admiral’s Daughter..................................................................................... 181
John Thompson
 
15 A Swiss Egyptologist on Her Majesty’s Service: Edouard Naville
(18441926) in the Delta.................................................................................... 189
Hélène Virenque
 
16 Ulrich Jasper Seetzen........................................................................................... 197
Carsten Walbiner
 
17 Every Traveller Needs a Compass..................................................................... 205
Ronald E. Zitterkopf
 
Index........................................................................................................................... 215

Reviews & Quotes

"If you feel the need to broaden your horizons, this is the book for you to dip into. In a short review it is impossible to do justice to the impressive range of research represented by the seventeen papers which were presented at the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East conference held in 2013."
Sarah Griffiths
Ancient Egypt Magazine

"…this may well be the best offering from ASTENE to date."
Jason Thompson
Bibliotheca Orientalis (09/03/2018)

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