Download e-book for kindle: American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and by Jeffrey Abt

By Jeffrey Abt

ISBN-10: 0226001105

ISBN-13: 9780226001104

ISBN-10: 022604534X

ISBN-13: 9780226045344

James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a profession that epitomizes our well known photo of the archaeologist. bold, good-looking, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to distant and politically risky corners of the center East, helped determine the tomb of King Tut, and used to be at the conceal of Time journal. yet Breasted was once greater than an Indiana Jones—he used to be an entire pupil, educational entrepreneur, and proficient writer who introduced old heritage to lifestyles not only for college students yet for such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Sigmund Freud.

In American Egyptologist, Jeffrey Abt weaves jointly the disparate strands of Breasted’s lifestyles, from his small-town origins following the Civil struggle to his evolution into the daddy of yank Egyptology and the founding father of the Oriental Institute within the early years of the collage of Chicago. Abt explores the scholarly, philanthropic, diplomatic, and non secular contexts of his rules and tasks, offering perception into the origins of America’s so much well-liked middle for close to jap archaeology.


An illuminating portrait of the approximately forgotten guy who demystified historical Egypt for most of the people, American Egyptologist restores James Henry Breasted to the realm and places ahead an excellent case for his position as the most vital students of contemporary times.

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