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Westcar on the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt in the 1820s Heike Schmidt

Westcar on the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt in the 1820s

Heike Schmidt

Published December 23rd 2011
ISBN : 9783895008528
Hardcover
264 pages
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English description: On November 6, 1823, four Englishmen disembarked in the harbour of Alexandria. In the succeeding ten months, they traveled up the Nile as far as the Second Cataract and, in the course of their travels, witnessed the turmoils of aMoreEnglish description: On November 6, 1823, four Englishmen disembarked in the harbour of Alexandria. In the succeeding ten months, they traveled up the Nile as far as the Second Cataract and, in the course of their travels, witnessed the turmoils of a revolution against Mohamed Ali Pasha, the viceroy of Egypt. In this volume, Henry Westcars journal, which was written during this journey, is edited and annotated for the first time in its entirety. Additionally, the book offers a profound overview of the reign of Mohamed Ali Pasha and particularly the treatment of ancient monuments. The topic of the famous Westcar Papyrus, which owes its name to the author of the journal, is discussed in an excursus. German description: Am 6. November 1823 landeten vier Englander im Hafen von Alexandria. In den folgenden zehn Monaten bereisten sie den Nil bis zum 2. Katarakt und erlebten dabei die Wirren einer Revolution gegen Mohamed Ali Pascha, den Vizekonig von Agypten. Der vorliegende Band veroffentlicht und kommentiert erstmalig das gesamte Tagebuch des Henry Westcar, das auf dieser Reise entstand. Daruber hinaus gibt das Buch einen fundierten Uberblick uber die Herrschaft Mohamed Ali Paschas im Allgemeinen und den Umgang mit den antiken Denkmalern im Besonderen. In einem Exkurs wird die Frage nach dem beruhmten Papyrus Westcar diskutiert, der seinen Namen dem Verfasser des Tagebuches verdankt.