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American Egyptologist : the life of James Henry Breasted and the creation of his Oriental Institute

Author: Jeffrey Abt
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Time magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones. He was an accomplished scholar, academic entrepreneur, and talented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Henry Breasted; James Henry Breasted; James Henry Breasted
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Abt
ISBN: 9780226001104 0226001105
OCLC Number: 708763267
Description: xviii, 510 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Equipment for a great work --
What the monuments say --
Two years, three books, seven volumes --
Expeditions to Nubia --
Spreading wings --
The Near East as a whole --
An institute, a calling --
Permanence --
A historical laboratory.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Abt.

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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. This book weaves together the disparate strands of Breasted's life, from his small-town origins  Read more...

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