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Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters


Disponibilitate: LIVRARE IN 2-4 SAPTAMANI (produsul este livrat din Marea Britanie)

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, growing numbers of tourists and scholars from Europe and America, fascinated by new discoveries, visited the Near East and Egypt – attracted by the riches and mysteries of the Land of the Bible. Almost all such visitors, no matter how esoteric or academic their pursuits, had to deal with the local authorities and the native workforce for their archaeological excavations. The vast majority of these visitors had to rely on interpreters, dragomans, translators and local guides.

This study, based on published and unpublished travel memoirs, guidebooks, personal papers and archaeological reports of the British and American archaeologists, deals with the socio-political status and multi-faceted role of interpreters at the time. Those bi- or multi-lingual individuals frequently took on (or were forced to take on) much more than just interpreting. They often played the role of go-betweens, servants, bodyguards, pimps, diplomats, spies, messengers, managers and overseers, and had to mediate, scheme and often improvise, whether in an official or unofficial capacity.

For the most part denied due credit and recognition, these interpreters are finally here given a new voice. An engrossing story emerges of how through their many and varied actions and roles, they had a crucial part to play in the introduction to Britain and America of these mysterious past cultures and civilizations.

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Autor Mairs, Dr Rachel (Lecturer in Classics, University of Reading, UK) / Muratov, Maya
Editura Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensiuni 158 x 234 x 9
Data Publicarii 24/09/2015
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 160
Descriere RO La sfarsitul secolului al XIX-lea si inceputul secolului al XX-lea, un numar tot mai mare de turisti si carturari din Europa si America, fascinati de noile descoperiri, au vizitat Orientul Apropiat si Egiptul - atrasi de bogatiile si misterele Tarii Bibliei. Aproape toti acesti vizitatori, oricat de esoterici sau academici ar fi trebuit sa se ocupe cu autoritatile locale si cu forta de munca nativa pentru sapaturile lor arheologice.
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La sfarsitul secolului al XIX-lea si inceputul secolului al XX-lea, un numar tot mai mare de turisti si carturari din Europa si America, fascinati de noile descoperiri, au vizitat Orientul Apropiat si Egiptul - atrasi de bogatiile si misterele Tarii Bibliei. Aproape toti acesti vizitatori, oricat de esoterici sau academici ar fi trebuit sa se ocupe cu autoritatile locale si cu forta de munca nativa pentru sapaturile lor arheologice.
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