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American travelers on the Nile : early US visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839

Author: Andrew Oliver, Jr.
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014.
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The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to all European capitals. More intrepid Americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, and even to Egypt. Beginning with two eighteenth-century travelers, this book then turns to the 25-year period after 1815 that saw young  Read more...
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History
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Oliver, Andrew, Jr., 1936-
American travelers on the Nile.
Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014
(OCoLC)894277271
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Oliver, Jr.
ISBN: 9781617976339 1617976334 9781617976322 1617976326
OCLC Number: 949940250
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Map of Egypt; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. AMERICANS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EGYPT; Ward Nicholas Boylston; John Ledyard; European Travelers of This Period and Their Accounts; Boylston in London and His Return to Boston; 2. NAPOLEON AND THE FRENCH SAVANTS IN EGYPT; 3. MEHMET ALI AND HIS NEW EGYPT; Francis Barthow; 4. THE AMERICAN NAVY AND TRADE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN; The Barbary Pirates and the American Navy; Merchants in Smyrna and Constantinople; American Merchants in Yemen; Alexandria. Tourists Only as Far as SicilyTourists in Greece and Turkey before 1820; The War of 1812; 5. THE EUROPEAN PRESENCE IN EGYPT FROM 1815 TO 1825; European Diplomats; Europeans Working for the Pasha's Enterprises; European Merchants; European Collectors and Researchers; The British Passage to and from India; Tourists; 6. AMERICANS RETURN TO EGYPT; A Gentleman of Boston; The Alligator Episode; Cleopatra's Barge; George B. English, Luther Bradish, and George Rapleje; Egyptian Mummies; 7. AMERICAN MISSIONARIES ON TOUR; Pliny Fisk and Levi Parsons: Mission Postponed in Search of Health. The Reverend Eli Smith in Egypt in 18268. THE EASTERN QUESTION; Americans and the Greek War of Independence; The Greek Boy; American Diplomacy; Greece, Egypt, the Sublime Porte, and the European Powers; American Shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 1820s; 9. THE LURE OF EGYPT; Egyptian Revival and the Description de I'Egypte; Henry Oliver; Cornelius Bradford; Allen, Oakley, and Ferguson; The Obelisk from Luxor to Paris; Mendes Israel Cohen; John Gliddon, United States Consular Agent; John Warren; Americans Who Almost Went to Egypt; Champollion and Pariset in Egypt. 10. THE US NAVAL SQUADRON: EGYPTIAN CURIOS AND CIVILIAN PASSENGERSThe United States Squadron in the Mediterranean; The First Encounter of the Squadron and Egypt; The Warren, Charles W Skinner, in 1829; The Concord, Matthew C. Perry, and the Kirklands in 1832; The Delaware and Daniel T. Patterson in 1834; The Constitution, the United States, the John Adams, and the Shark in 1836; The Constitution, Jesse D. Elliott, the Hon. Lewis Cass, and Henry Ledyard in 1837; 11. KEEPERS OF DIARIES: 1833 TO 1835; Eli and Sarah Smith; John W Hamersley; J. Lewis Stackpole and Ralph Stead Izard, Jun. William B. HodgsonRush and Rittenhouse Nutt; John Lowell; Two Brigs from Boston Reach Alexandria; 12. TRAVELING IN EGYPT; Travel in Europe; Passports and Letters of Introduction; Guidebooks; Funds; Hotels; Dress; Food; Guides and Security; Health; 13. JOHN L. STEPHENS AND FELLOW TOURISTS OF THE MID-1830S; John L. Stephens; The Haights and the Allens; "Mr. Dorr and Mr. Curtis"; James McHenry Boyd; A New Yorker in 1837; Henry McVickar and John Bard; 14. STEAMSHIP TRAVEL; 15. PROFESSIONAL VISITORS; Rev. Edward Robinson, Biblical Archaeologist; Dr. Valentine Mott, Surgeon.
Responsibility: Andrew Oliver.

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The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to all European capitals. More intrepid Americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, and even to Egypt. Beginning with two eighteenth-century travelers, this book then turns to the 25-year period after 1815 that saw young men from East Coast cities, among them graduates of Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, traveling to the lands of the Bible and of the Greek and Latin authors they had first known as teena.

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