Pioneer to the Past. The Story of James H. Breasted

By: Breasted, Charles

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Very Good++/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth bound boards, gilt titling to spine. Black and white frontispiece. 408 pp. map. The Story of James Henry Breasted, Archaeologist. The University of Chicago Press, 1943 (1977). Charles Breasted has made scrupulous use of original biographical material. The fact that he shared so many of his father's experiences has enabled him to be beautifully, not stodgily, objective. a popularizer and textbook writer as well as America's first teacher of Egyptology. His field of work also captured the attention of religious-minded philanthropists like John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who were intent upon learning more about the ancient Near East. Working when serious professional archaeology was in its infancy and unconstrained by many governmental restrictions, Breasted's discoveries and purchases of artifacts helped shape the American image of past civilizations. His travels in the Near East evoked romantic images of Arab sheiks, ancient lost cities, tribal warfare, and buried treasure of the sort discovered at the tomb of Tutankhamun. CLEAN, TIGHT AND BRIGHT. UNMARKED COPY.; 000433

Title: Pioneer to the Past. The Story of James H. Breasted

Author Name: Breasted, Charles

Categories: Older/Uncatalogued,

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins Ltd: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 000433

Keywords: PIONEERS Social History Ancient Orient Historic Epochs European Man ARCHAEOLOGIST ARCHAEOLOGY Biography.tribal Warfare Buried Treasure