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Archaeologists, tourists, interpreters : exploring Egypt and the Near East in the late 19th-early 20th centuries

Author: Rachel Mairs; Maya Muratov
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Series: Bloomsbury Egyptology.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Mairs, Rachel, 1981.
Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015
Online-Ressource (1 online resource (160 p.))
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Mairs; Maya Muratov
ISBN: 9781472588807 1472588800 9781472588791 1472588797
OCLC Number: 885224579
Description: xii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: interpreting the Orient --
Mediating language and culture --
Dragomans and tourists --
The profession of dragoman --
Innocents abroad --
Managing clients --
Learning Arabic --
Archaeologists in the field --
Flinders Petrie in Egypt and Palestine --
T.E. Lawrence in Egypt and Syria --
Sir Leonard Woolley --
Max Mallowan and Agatha Christie --
Americans in the "land of the Bible" --
The Wolfe expedition --
The Babylonian expedition of the University of Pennsylvania 1888-90: first and second campaigns --
Daniel Z. Noorian: the 'afterlife' of an interpreter --
Solomon Negima: a dragoman and his clients --
The testimonial book of dragoman Solomon N. Negima --
Interpreter on the Nile --
Dragoman in Palestine --
Oxford to Palestine and alone through Syria --
Floyd House --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Bloomsbury Egyptology.
Responsibility: Rachel Mairs and Maya Muratov.

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