Flinders Petrie has been called the “Father of Modern Egyptology”—and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods.
Author: Margaret S. Drower
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Social Science
Flinders Petrie has been called the “Father of Modern Egyptology”—and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie’s in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of Egypt to his death in Jerusalem at the age of eighty-nine. Drower combines her first-hand knowledge with Petrie’s own voluminous personal and professional diaries to forge a lively account of this influential and sometimes controversial figure. Drower presents Petrie as he was: an enthusiastic eccentric, diligently plunging into the uncharted past of ancient Egypt. She tells not only of his spectacular finds, including the tombs of the first Pharaohs, the earliest alphabetic script, a Homer manuscript, and a collection of painted portraits on mummy cases, but also of Petrie’s important contributions to the science of modern archaeology, such as orderly record-keeping of the progress of a dig and the use of pottery sherds in historical dating. Petrie's careful academic methods often pitted him against such rival archaeologists as Amélineau, who boasted he had smashed the stone jars he could not carry away to be sold, and Maspero and Naville, who mangled a pyramid at El Kula they had vainly tried to break into.
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Author: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Now available in paperback, this rigorous and challenging book questions the Hellenistic dating of many famous monuments, based on careful examination of evidence. "Fluently written, clearly organized, and thoroughly and impeccably documented. Anyone who has a serious interest in Hellenistic art will want to read it and refer to it."--Jerome J. Pollitt, Yale University
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Author: Rebecca J. W. JeffersonPublish On: 2022-01-27
... Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology (Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1995), 40. 35 F. Robert Hunter, 'Tourism and Empire: The Thomas Cook & Son Enterprise on the Nile, 1868–1914', Middle Eastern Studies 40, no.
Author: Rebecca J. W. Jefferson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Cairo Genizah is considered one of the world's greatest Hebrew manuscript treasures. Yet the story of how over a quarter of a million fragments hidden in Egypt were discovered and distributed around the world, before becoming collectively known as “The Cairo Genizah,” is far more convoluted and compelling than previously told. The full story involves an international cast of scholars, librarians, archaeologists, excavators, collectors, dealers and agents, operating from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and all acting with varying motivations and intentions in a race for the spoils. Basing her research on a wealth of archival materials, Jefferson reconstructs how these protagonists used their various networks to create key alliances, or to blaze lone trails, each one on a quest to recover ancient manuscripts. Following in their footsteps, she takes the reader on a journey down into ancient caves and tombs, under medieval rubbish mounds, into hidden attic rooms, vaults, basements and wells, along labyrinthine souks, and behind the doors of private clubs and cloistered colleges. Along the way, the reader will also learn about the importance of establishing manuscript provenance and authenticity, and the impact to our understanding of the past when either factor is in doubt.
Margaret S. Drower , Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology , Wisconsin Studies in Classics ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 1995 ) , esp . 277–85 . 31. T.G.H. James , ed . , Excavating in Egypt : The Egypt Erploration ...
Author: Ann Clyburn Gunter
Publisher: Scala Books
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) made his money as a railroad-car manufacturer. A discerning collector
Titles from the Wisconsin program include Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology by Margaret S. Drower , Native American Communities in Wisconsin , 1600–1960 by Robert E. Bieder , The Rulings of the Night : An Ethnography of Nepalese ...
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Category: Book editors
No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.