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Flinders Petrie

Author : Margaret S. Drower
ISBN : 0299146235
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Pioneer To The Past Abridged Annotated

Author : Charles Breasted
Genre : History
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The challenging and exciting life of James Henry Breasted spanned the most important years of the early western exploration of ancient Egypt. He was at the center of turbulent and world-changing events, including World War I and the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter. An immensely talented scholar, he explored the Nile Valley and its antiquities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recording inscriptions and participating in digs with men like Petrie. At his side was his wife, as well as his son Charles, who wrote this admiring work about the life and times of his father. James Breasted was consulted with by such men as General Allenby during WWI. When Howard Carter discovered Tut's tomb in 1922, one of the first men he and his patron, Lord Carnarvon, contacted was Breasted. He not only saw the tomb shortly after its discovery, his effort to mediate between Carter and the Egyptian government when Carter was later locked out of the tomb is detailed here. You cannot understand ancient Egypt or modern Egyptology without knowing about Breasted's remarkable life. He was the founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Hellenistic Sculpture

Author : Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway
ISBN : 029911824X
Genre : Art
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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

The Religion Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie
ISBN : NYPL:33433081842027
Genre : Egypt
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Africa And The Academy

Author : Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114208544
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Collector S Journey

Author : Ann Clyburn Gunter
ISBN : UOM:39015071145349
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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Genre : Bibliography, National
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Wie Aus Der Kunstgeschichte Eine Bildwissenschaft Wurde

Author : Thomas Hensel
ISBN : 9783050057880
Genre : Art
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Mit Aby Warburg widmet sich der vorliegende Band dem Spiritus Rector einer Kunstgeschichte, die sich als Bildwissenschaft begreift, und wirft damit ein neues Licht auf einen der meist beschworenen, aber noch immer am wenigsten erschlossenen Kunsthistoriker. Bezogen auf jenen ersten selbsternannten Bildwissenschaftler beleuchten einzelne Kapitel die wichtigsten bildgebenden Verfahren um 1900 – Photographie, Bildtelegraphie, Kinematographie und Röntgenographie – sowie Warburgs Autographie – seine Notationsfiguren und Verzettelungsgesten, seine Diagrammatik und Metaphorik wie auch nicht zuletzt seinen Bilderatlas – und zeigen die zentrale Rolle technischer Medien bei der Formierung der modernen Kunst- und Bildwissenschaft auf. Zu diesem Zweck hat der Verfasser nicht nur zahlreiche unpublizierte Quellen ausgewertet, sondern auch bis dato unentdeckte Dokumente gehoben. Indem der Band Überlegungen von Kunstwissenschaft, Mediengeschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie bündelt, leistet er nicht nur einen maßgeblichen Beitrag zur Warburg-Forschung, sondern eröffnet auch der Diskussion über die Bildwissenschaft weitreichende neue Perspektiven.

Principles Of Archaeological Stratigraphy

Author : Edward C. Harris
ISBN : 9781483295855
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the only text devoted entirely to archaeological stratigraphy, a subject of fundamental importance to most studies in archaeology. The first edition appeared in 1979 as a result of the invention, by the author, of the Harris Matrix--a method for analyzing and presenting the stratigraphic sequences of archaeological sites. The method is now widely used in archaeology all over the world. The opening chapters of this edition discuss the historical development of the ideas of archaeological stratigraphy. The central chapters examine the laws and basic concepts of the subject, and the last few chapters look at methods of recording stratification, constructing stratigraphic sequences, and the analysis of stratification and artifacts. The final chapter, which is followed by a glossary of stratigraphic terms, gives an outline of a modern system for recording stratification on archaeological sites. This book is written in a simple style suitable for the student or amateur. The radical ideas set out should also give the professional archaeologist food for thought. Key Features * Covers a basic principle of all archaeological excavations * Provides a data description and analysis tool for all such digs, which is now widely accepted and used. * Gives extra information

The Material World Of Ancient Egypt

Author : William H. Peck
ISBN : 9780521886161
Genre : Art
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Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.

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