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

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Neil Cooke, Vanessa Daubney
Oxbow Books, Oct 31, 2015 - History - 272 pages
A varied and charming collection of 17 papers that bring something new about the people from many countries and backgrounds who traveled 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 travelers 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 traveler 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 travelers with a location, or news of a shared event, it is often possible to chart part of a traveler 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.
 

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Contents

1 Sir John Young High Commissioner for the Ionian Islandsand His Private Letter Book 185657
1
2 Edward Lear in Gozo March 1866
15
3 The Travels of G A Wallin and His Views on Western Influencein the Middle East
23
Evidence from the Bankesand Barry Archives
33
5 JeanJacques Rifauds Lithographs His Drawings of EgyptianArchaeology Natural History Manners and Customs
53
Mohammed Ashgaralso known as John Bedair 181574
65
Alexander Henry Rhinds Excavationsin Egypt and His Collection in the National Museums Scotland
87
Early Muscovite Travellers in Egypt
101
11 Artists and Painters in the German House at Thebes 190515
143
12 Raymond OShea and The Sand Kings of Oman as a Sourcefor Trucial Coast History
155
13 Did the Elephants Ever Forget?
171
14 The Admirals Daughter
181
Edouard Naville18441926 in the Delta
189
16 Ulrich Jasper Seetzen
197
17 Every Traveller Needs a Compass
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Index
215

Newcastles Early Travellers in Egyptand Their Correspondence with JeanFrançois Champollion
113
10 Amalia Sola Nizzoli 18054549 Archaeologist ante litteramin Egypt and the Origins of the Third Nizzoli Collection
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