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Tea on the terrace

Hotels and Egyptologists' social networks, 1885-1925

By Kathleen Sheppard

Tea on the terrace
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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6620-3
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: August 2022
  • BIC Category: History, Archaeology, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, SCIENCE / History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology, HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt, Egypt, Mathematics & science / History of science, Humanities / Colonialism & imperialism, Egyptian Archaeology / Egyptology

Description

Histories of Egyptology often focus on the excavation site, site report, or the museum when talking about important places in the development of the discipline. Tea on the terrace focuses instead on the hotels Egyptologists stayed in before going out to excavate, and after they returned, as major sites of discipline-building activities. Here they met friends and colleagues, drank tea, ate meals and talked with one another. Throughout their time together, they built the discipline of Egyptology in an exclusive space - European-run Egyptian hotels.

Contents

Introduction: archaeologists in Egypt
1 Alexandria: archaeological tourism in a city forgotten
2 Cairo: the city and tourist victorious
3 Up the Nile: l'esprit du Nil
4 Luxor: archaeology with Thomas Cook
Conclusion: going back home
Index

Author

Kathleen Sheppard is Associate Professor in the History and Political Science Department at Missouri S&T

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