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Every traveller needs a compass : travel and collecting in Egypt and the Near East

Author: Neil Cooke; Vanessa Daubney; Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East. Conference
Publisher: Oxford : ASTENE and Oxbow Books, 2015.
Series: ASTENE Publications, 11
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventeen papers on travellers to Egypt and the Near East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East. Conference (2013 : Birmingham, England).
Every traveller needs a compass.
Philadelphia : ASTENE and Oxbow Books, 2015
(DLC) 2015020260
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Cooke; Vanessa Daubney; Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East. Conference
ISBN: 9781785700996 1785700995
OCLC Number: 908707551
Notes: "Collection of papers from the ASTENE Conference held at Aston University, Birmingham, over the weekend of 12-15 July 2013"--Introduction.
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Neil Cooke --
Sir John Young, High Commissioner for the Ionian Islands, and his private letter book, 1856-57 / Sonia P. Anderson --
Edward Lear in Gozo, March 1868 / Joseph Attard Tabone --
The travels of G.A. Wallin and his views on Western influence in the Middle East / Patricia Berg --
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 / Don Boyer --
John-Jacques Rifaud's lithographs : his drawings of Egyptian archaeology, natural history, manners and customs / Marie-Cécile Bruwier --
Travelling companions : Mohammed Ashgar (also known as John Bedair), 1815-74 / Neil Cooke --
The innovative antiquarian : Alexander Henry Rhind's excavations in Egypt and his collection in the National Museums Scotland / Ross Irving and Margaret Maitland --
From the Kremlin's walls to the foot of the pyramids : early Muscovite travellers in Egypt / Maksim Lebedev --
Hieroglyphs from the north : Newcastle's early travellers in Egypt and their correspondence with Jean-François Champollion / Margaret Maitland --
Amalia Sola Nizzoli (1805-45/49), archaeologist ante litteram in Egypt and the origins of the third Nizzoli collection / Daniela Picchi --
Artists and painters in the "German house" at Thebes, 1905-15 / Daniel Polz --
Raymond O'Shea and the Sand Kings of Oman as a source for Trucial Coast history / Nicholas Stanley-Price --
Did the elephants ever forget? / Peta Rée --
The admiral's daughter / John Thompson --
A Swiss Egyptologist on Her Majesty's service : Edouard Naville (1844-1926) in the Delta / Hélène Virenque --
Ulrich Jasper Stetzen / Carsten Walbiner --
Every traveller needs a compass / Ronald E. Zitterkopf.
Series Title: ASTENE Publications, 11
Responsibility: edited by Neil Cooke and Vanessa Daubney.

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