American Travelers on the Nile: Early US Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839
Oxford University Press, 1 jan. 2015 - 718 pagina's
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 teenagers. Naval officers off ships of the Mediterranean squadron visited Cairo to see the pyramids. Two groups went on business, one importing steam-powered rice and cotton mills from New York, the other exporting giraffes from the Kalahari Desert for wild animal shows in New York. Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries together with previously neglected newspaper accounts, as well as a handful of published accounts, this book offers a new look at the early American experience in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean world. More than thirty illustrations complement the stories told by the travelers themselves.
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1 Americans in eighteenthcentury Egypt
2 Napoleon and the French Savants in Egypt
3 Mehmet Aliand his new Egypt
4 The American Navy and Trade in the Mediterranean
5 The European Presence in Egypt from 1815 to 1825
6 Americans Return to Egypt
7 American Missionaries on Tour
12 Traveling in Egypt
13 John L Stephens and Fellow Tourists of the Mid1830s
14 Steamship Travel
15 Professional Visitors
16 Mills Giraffes and Skullsand Even the Telegraph
17 Shall We Meet in Egypt?
18 Philip Rhinelander and His Friends
19 After 1839
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American Travelers on the Nile: Early U.S. Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839
Gedeeltelijke weergave - 2015
Alexandria Allen American travelers antiquities April Arabic arrived Athens August Beirut Bernardino Drovetti boat Boston Boylston Bradish brig British Cairo Captain Charles collection College Constantinople consul consul-general consular diary early East Egyptian Eli Smith English Europe European February France French friends George Gliddon giraffes Greece Greek Haight Hamersley Harvard Henry Salt Historical Society James January Jerusalem John Gliddon John Ledyard Journal July June Karnak Kirkland Lady late later Ledyard letter Library London Lowell Luxor Malta Mamluks March married Mediterranean Mehmet merchant mummy Museum Naples Napoleon’s naval New-York Nicholas Boylston Nile November Nutt October officers Ottoman Paris pasha passengers Philadelphia Pliny Fisk port portrait Pyramid Rapelje reached returned Rhinelander Rosetta sailed Samuel Sarah shabtis ship Smyrna steamer Stephens Syra temple Thebes tour tourists Travel in Egypt trip Turkish United University Press visited Egypt voyage wife William Willington wrote York young