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American Travelers on the Nile

Early US Visitors to Egypt, 1774-1839
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ISBN-13:
9781617976322
Veröffentl:
2015
Seiten:
424
Autor:
Andrew Oliver
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814 allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Intrepid Americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, and even to Egypt. This book covers the 25-year period after 1815 that saw young men from East Coast cities 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.
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 Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries together with previously neglected newspaper accounts, as well as a handful of published accounts, this book offers a new look at the early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.
Introduction1 Americans in Eighteenth-Century Egypt
2 Napoleon and the French Savants in Egypt
3 Mehemet Ali's New Egypt
4 American Trade and the Navy in the Mediterranean
5 Americans Return to Egypt
6 The European Presence in Egypt from 1815 to 1825
7 American Missionaries on Tour
8 The Eastern Question
9 The Lure of Egypt
10 The US Naval Squadron: Egyptian Curios and Civilian Passengers
11 Keepers of Diaries: 1833 to 1835
12 Traveling in Egypt
13 John L. Stephens and Fellow Tourists of the Mid-1830s
14 Steamship Travel
15 Professional Visitors
16 Mills, Giraffes, and Skulls, and even the Telegraph
17 Shall We Meet in Egypt?
18 Philip Rhinelander and His Friends
19 After 1839

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