Archaeologists Tourists Interpreters

Archaeologists  Tourists  Interpreters

What their Egyptian companions thought of these comic, incomprehensible
foreigners is, of course, not recorded. The Nile without a Dragoman is dominated
by accounts of penny-pinching and communication problems, with comparatively
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Author: Rachel Mairs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472588814

Category: History

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, growing numbers of tourists and scholars from Europe and America, fascinated by new discoveries, visited the Near East and Egypt – attracted by the riches and mysteries of the Land of the Bible. Almost all such visitors, no matter how esoteric or academic their pursuits, had to deal with the local authorities and the native workforce for their archaeological excavations. The vast majority of these visitors had to rely on interpreters, dragomans, translators and local guides. This study, based on published and unpublished travel memoirs, guidebooks, personal papers and archaeological reports of the British and American archaeologists, deals with the socio-political status and multi-faceted role of interpreters at the time. Those bi- or multi-lingual individuals frequently took on (or were forced to take on) much more than just interpreting. They often played the role of go-betweens, servants, bodyguards, pimps, diplomats, spies, messengers, managers and overseers, and had to mediate, scheme and often improvise, whether in an official or unofficial capacity. For the most part denied due credit and recognition, these interpreters are finally here given a new voice. An engrossing story emerges of how through their many and varied actions and roles, they had a crucial part to play in the introduction to Britain and America of these mysterious past cultures and civilizations.
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London Society

London Society

be released from his adhesion to The object of The Nile without Murray's ' Guide .
' Professor Tyn a Dragoman ' is a practical one . * dall has brought together a
variety The book is very pleasantly of papers , including his three en written , and
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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000267566

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San Francisco Cataloguing for Public Libraries

San Francisco Cataloguing for Public Libraries

I now suppose the cataloguer ready to begin , and that the first volume he picks
up is Eden ' s “ Nile without a dragoman . ” Let him write four slips as follows ( the
slips are not ruled ; any one who has not learned to do without ruled lines should
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Author: Frederic Beecher Perkins

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ISBN: UOM:39015030784774

Category: Cataloging

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San Francisco cataloguing for public libraries a manual of the system used in the San Francisco free public library

San Francisco cataloguing for public libraries  a manual of the system used in the San Francisco free public library

I now suppose the cataloguer ready to begin , and that the first volume he picks
up is Eden ' s “ Nile without a dragoman . ” Let him write four slips as follows ( the
slips are not ruled ; any one who has not learned to do without ruled lines should
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Author: Frederic Beecher Perkins

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ISBN: OXFORD:590777424

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The Spectator

The Spectator

feat without a dragoman . Now a dragoman is generally supposed “ They seldom
spoke of it to any one else , kept their rites as to be indispensable to the
European traveller on the Nile , and is private as possible ; and as they never
tried to ...

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Catalogue of the Library

Catalogue of the Library

Nile tributaries of Abyssinia . BARTLETT , W. H. Nile boat . BEKE , C. T. Sources
of the . BRUCE , J. Travels to discover the source of the . CURTIS , G. W. Nile
notes of a howadji . EDEN , F. Nile without a dragoman . GRANT , J. A. Walk
across ...

Author: Mercantile Library Association (San Francisco, Calif.)

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ISBN: MINN:319510020760607

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The British Quarterly Review

The British Quarterly Review

A pleasanter book has not often fallen into our hands . The Nile without a
Dragoman . ... Egypt is by no means an economical country to travel in for
Europeans , and a Nile dahabeah , which costs from £100 to £200 per month , is
an expensive ...

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

... without trouble ; but then his Copts were observable in the Turk ; and ,
paradoxical as obtained through the Alexandrine , and an- it may appear , this is
one quality which makes The Nile without a Dragoman . By Frederic other
vagabond of ...

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

... in an Englishman are equally without trouble ; but then his Copts were
observable in the Turk ; and , paradoxical as obtained through the Alexandrine ,
and an it may appear , this is one quality which makes The Nile without a
Dragoman .

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Saturday Review

Saturday Review

It came not. Before it could pass from the lips of Uraga, his nine lancers lay flat
along the grass—their carbines, having escaped from their grasp, lying still
loaded beside them. It was as if they had been ... THE NILE WITHOUT A
DRAGOMAN.

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The Pall Mall Budget

The Pall Mall Budget

THE NILE WITHOUT A DRAGOMAN . ” * It has hitherto been the system in this
country for the field artillery to MR . EDEN has written a lively account of his
adventures on the Nile , and " conform to the movements of the infantry . ” As it is
also ...

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A Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt

A Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt

It only remains to be said , that for those who wish thoroughly to enjoy the Nile
voyage without trouble and bother of any kind , a good dragoman and a
comfortable boat are essential ; and for an invalid they are indispensable . We
might add ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNNXV6

Category: Egypt

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Bookseller

Bookseller

There is of insanity ; and the reading of a MS . to a no connexion between the
various papers which stranger an assault ... and man and an accomplished
antiquary . delicacy of feeling , and are mostly correct in The Nile Without a
Dragoman .

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ISBN: UOM:39015071099447

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Very few tourists contrive ancient sculptures with a view to their publication in the
local to “ do ” the Nile without ... and the dragoman is propitious . reflections in the
river , to sit down to a repast which astonishes The trip , should not at the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010211246

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance

There is no such thing as common ground a doctor , for instant execution , and
watches while they are bound on which the ... in favour of the Arabs , he was
utterly disillusioned before he left , and with THE NILE WITHOUT A DRAGOMAN .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109672169

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The Living Age

The Living Age

But years ago, when, on board your dahabeeah, you might sail up long reaches
of the Nile and hear no other sound than ... Our dragoman was summoned to
consultation, and gave the oracular response, after a form to which by this time
we ...

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Public Opinion

Public Opinion

23 , 1861 :“ I have made no additions , and have only taken the liberty of
correcting and condensing that which you have so obligingly said of myself . ... It
is not the individual malingeror who has to be ... THE NILE WITHOUT A
DRAGOMAN .

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ISBN: SRLF:E0000218115

Category: World politics

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Waraga Or The Charms of the Nile

Waraga  Or  The Charms of the Nile

They took the first cangiah down the river for the capital , and as he floated away ,
we caught the malicious curl of his sardonic grin , as if to signify his triumph at
leaving us on the Nile without dragoman or cook . We wafted them a hearty wish
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Author: William Furniss

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B302572

Category: Egypt

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Categories: Egypt

My Winter on the Nile

My Winter on the Nile

No dragoman is better known in the East ; he is the sheykh of the dragomans of
Cairo , and by reason of his age and experience he is hailed on the river as the
sultan of the Nile . He dresses like an Englishman , except his fez . The great
worry ...

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101036125910

Category: Egypt

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Categories: Egypt