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Finding the walls of Troy : Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlík

Author: Susan Heuck Allen
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Self-promoting Heinrich Schliemann took entire credit for discovering Homer's Troy. For over one hundred years that credit has been accorded to him, and generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had guided him. Now at long last Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight, and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann; Heinrich Schliemann; Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann; Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann; Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann; Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann; Frank Calvert; Heinrich Schliemann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Heuck Allen
ISBN: 0520208684 9780520208681
OCLC Number: 38521460
Description: xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Levantine English families": The Calverts of the Dardanelles --
"Indulgent daydreams of Troy and its heroes": Early Explorations of the Troad --
From Antiquary to Archaeologist: Frank Calvert's "Contributions to the Ancient Geography of the Troad" --
"Progress in discovering ... the real site of old Troy": Pinarbasi, Akca Koy, or Hisarlik? --
"The imputation of serious frauds": Disgrace and Disappointment --
"In the interest of science ... a sacrifice of personal considerations": Calvert and Schliemann --
"Troy, Hell, or China!": Excavation and Recrimination --
"A little broken pottery": Priam's Treasure and Its Repercussions --
"The hatchet ... buried": Rapprochement and Cooperation --
"More remains buried than has been brought to light": Homer's Troy --
"Wolf scalps" and War Booty: The Fate of the Collections --
Epilogue: Finding the Walls of Troy Today.
Responsibility: Susan Heuck Allen.
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Amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for the discovery of Homer's Troy, over 100 years ago. In this book, the author aims to put the record straight, claiming Frank Calvert was  Read more...

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"Levantine English families": The Calverts of the Dardanelles -- "Indulgent daydreams of Troy and its heroes": Early explorations of the Troad -- From antiquary to archaeologist: Frank Calvert's "Contributions to the ancient geography of the Troad" -- "Progress in discovering . . . the real site of old Troy": Pinarbasi, Akca Koy, or Hisarlik? -- "The imputation of serious fraud": Disgrace and disappointment -- "In the interest of science . . . a sacrifice of personal considerations": Calvert and Schliemann -- "Troy, hell, or China!": Excavation and recrimination -- "A little broken pottery": Priam's treasure and its repercussions -- "The hatchet . . . buried": Rapprochement and cooperation -- "More remains buried than has been brought to light": Homer's Troy -- "Wolf scalps" and war booty: The fate of the collections -- Epilogue: Finding the walls of Troy today.

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Self-promoting Heinrich Schliemann took entire credit for discovering Homer's Troy. For over one hundred years that credit has been accorded to him, and generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had guided him. Now at long last Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight, and restores the British archaeologist Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of the city of Priam.

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