Flinders Petrie

Flinders Petrie

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

ISBN: 9780299146238

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Hellenistic Sculpture

Hellenistic Sculpture

... editor Polykleitos , the Doryphoros , and Tradition PAUL PLASS The Game of Death in Ancient Rome : Arena Sport and Political Suicide MARGARET S. DROWER Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology Wisconsin Studies in Classics.

Author: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029911824X

Category: Art

Page: 405

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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
Categories: Art

Africa and the Academy

Africa and the Academy

See also P. Der Manuelina , “ George Reisner on Archaeological Photography , ” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt ... Margaret S. Drower , Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology ( Wisconsin Studies in Classics ) ( Madison ...

Author: Gloria T. Emeagwali

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114208544

Category: History

Page: 237

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Categories: History

The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt

The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt

... 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

ISBN: 9781788319652

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: History

A Collector s Journey

A Collector s Journey

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

ISBN: UOM:39015071145349

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) made his money as a railroad-car manufacturer. A discerning collector
Categories: Art

Insider s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1996 1997

Insider s Guide to Book Editors  Publishers  and Literary Agents  1996 1997

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

ISBN: 0761501282

Category: Book editors

Page: 737

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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.
Categories: Book editors

Mitteilungen des Deutschen Arch ologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo

Mitteilungen des Deutschen Arch  ologischen Instituts  Abteilung Kairo

Vol. 14, "Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Profesor Dr. Hermann Kees" ; Vols. 15-16, "Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Hermann Junker."

Author: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Abteilung Kairo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073129184

Category: Archaeology

Page: 536

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Vol. 14, "Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Profesor Dr. Hermann Kees" ; Vols. 15-16, "Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag von Professor Dr. Hermann Junker."
Categories: Archaeology