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By Jeffrey Abt

ISBN-10: 0226001105

ISBN-13: 9780226001104

ISBN-10: 022604534X

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James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a occupation 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 establish the tomb of King Tut, and was once at the hide of Time journal. yet Breasted was once greater than an Indiana Jones—he was once an complete pupil, educational entrepreneur, and proficient writer who introduced old historical past to existence not only for college kids yet for such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Sigmund Freud.

In American Egyptologist, Jeffrey Abt weaves jointly the disparate strands of Breasted’s existence, from his small-town origins following the Civil warfare to his evolution into the daddy of yankee Egyptology and the founding father of the Oriental Institute within the early years of the college of Chicago. Abt explores the scholarly, philanthropic, diplomatic, and spiritual contexts of his rules and initiatives, supplying perception into the origins of America’s so much trendy heart for close to japanese archaeology.


An illuminating portrait of the approximately forgotten guy who demystified old Egypt for most of the people, American Egyptologist restores James Henry Breasted to the realm and places ahead a super case for his position as some of the most vital students of recent times.

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