Travellers in Egypt

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I.B.Tauris, Sep 22, 2001 - History - 318 pages
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The urge of 19th-century travelers to write down and record their experiences of Egypt has provided material of great interest and value. This large and varied collection of accounts will appeal not only to the specialist investigating the European rediscovery of ancient Egypt but also the general reader concerned with Western perceptions of the Orient. Its themes range from the contribution made to Egyptology by early travelers and the study of Egyptian society and its artistic, architectural, and literary heritage to the history and culture of European travel in the Middle East. Travellers in Egypt concludes with an examination of European influences on Egypt and a reminder that travel across the Mediterranean in the 19th century was not all from West to East.
 

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Contents

The Representation of the Host
7
Pietro Della Valle in Ottoman Egypt 16151616
15
Soldier of Fortune?
24
Giovanni Raptista Belzoni 1778
41
William John Bankes Collection of Drawings of Egypt
51
Travels in Egypt Sudan and Arabia
61
The Journeys of Lord Prudhoe and Major Orlando Felix
75
James Burton
85
Travellers Colonisers and Conservationists
157
Francis Frith
168
Mystification or Truth?
181
Crucible and Crux for Textual Identity
189
Theophile Gautier
201
Juliusz Stowacki in Egypt 183637
215
A Discourse Marginal
222
Edward Said and Edward William Lane
233

Baroness Menu von Minutoli
97
Charlotte Rowley
108
The Unknown Nestor LH6te
121
Frederick Catherwood
130
Captain Henry Byam Martin
140
Travellers Rendezvous and Cultural Institutions
257
Egyptian Travellers in Europe
280
Select Bibliography
287
Index of People and Places
304
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Paul Starkey and Janet Starkey are specialists in Middle East history and literature at Durham University.

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