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Author Mairs, Rachel, author.

Title Archaeologists, tourists, interpreters : exploring Egypt and the Near East in the late 19th-early 20th centuries / Rachel Mairs and Maya Muratov.

Published New York Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  915.6042 MAIR    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Bloomsbury Egyptology.
Bloomsbury Egyptology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: interpreting the Orient -- Mediating language and culture -- Dragomans and tourists -- Profession of dragoman -- Innocents abroad -- Managing clients -- Learning Arabic -- Archaeologists in the field -- Flinders Petrie in Egypt and Palestine -- T. E. Lawrence in Egypt and Syria -- Sir Leonard Woolley -- Max Mallowan and Agatha Christie -- Americans in the "land of the Bible" -- Wolfe expedition -- The Babylonian expedition of the University of Pennsylvania 1888-1890: first and second campaigns -- Daniel Z. Noorian: the "afterlife" of an interpreter -- Solomon Negima: a dragoman and his clients -- Testimonial book of dragoman Solomon N. Negima -- Interpreter on the Nile -- Dragoman in Palestine -- Oxford to Palestine and alone through Syria -- Floyd House -- Conclusion.
Other author Muratov, Maya, author.
Subject Dragomen -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Dragomen -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Travelers -- Middle East.
Europeans -- Middle East.
Americans -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781472588807 (paperback)
9781472588791 (hardback)