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Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology A Wandering Scholar in the Levant

by David George Hogarth

Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology A Wandering Scholar in the Levant Synopsis

The archaeologist D. G. Hogarth (1862-1927) was, when he died, keeper of the Ashmolean Museum and president of the Royal Geographical Society. He was instrumental in launching T. E. Lawrence's career, employing him at Carchemish and encouraging him to learn Arabic. This book, published in 1896 and described by Lawrence as 'one of the best travel books ever written', relates a journey through Ottoman Turkey, with additional chapters on Egypt and Cyprus. It combines a highly readable account of the practicalities and pitfalls of archaeology with Hogarth's (often unsympathetic) opinions on political problems of the area, including the position of the Armenians and Kurds. Hogarth subsequently became acting director of the Arab Bureau in Cairo during the First World War, and attended the Versailles peace conference. This book illuminates the experiences that developed Hogarth's political views and the close relationship between archaeology and politics in the Middle East in the period.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108041911
Publication date: 29th December 2011
Author: David George Hogarth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 250 pages
Categories: Archaeology by period / region, Geographical discovery & exploration, Classic travel writing,

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