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Das Grosse Spiel: Archeologies und Politik

£80.00

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The history of early archeology reads like an adventure novel: who were the men and women of the 19th and early 20th century who set out to search sandy deserts and steppes for hidden graves or buried sculptures, sometimes at risk of their lives? Men like the German Baron Max von Oppenheim, the Englishman Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), the Hungarian Count Laszlo Almasy (the "The English Patient" of the film), the Swede Sven Hedin, the Englishwoman Gertrude Bell who travelled to Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Egypt, Mesopotamia and Asia Minor. What interests did the contracting and financial backers of these pioneers have? What were the motives for the exploration of ancient cultures and their legacies? This book attempts to provide answers to these intriguing questions, and is beautifully presented with hundreds of images of maps, artefacts and other significant items. All text is in German.

The book is in excellent condition; no shelfwear or bumping and absolutely spotless internally. A great copy of a fascinating book. It is a heavy volume, and postage cost will be commensurate with its weight.

Item details

Author(s):
Trumpler, C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 23.5 x 5 cm
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3832190635
ISBN-13:
978-3832190637
Number of pages:
669
Publisher:
DuMont Buchverlag GmbH & Co
Title:
Das Grosse Spiel: Archaologie und Politik

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The history of early archeology reads like an adventure novel: who were the men and women of the 19th and early 20th century who set out to search sandy deserts and steppes for hidden graves or buried sculptures, sometimes at risk of their lives? Men like the German Baron Max von Oppenheim, the Englishman Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), the Hungarian Count Laszlo Almasy (the "The English Patient" of the film), the Swede Sven Hedin, the Englishwoman Gertrude Bell who travelled to Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Egypt, Mesopotamia and Asia Minor. What interests did the contracting and financial backers of these pioneers have? What were the motives for the exploration of ancient cultures and their legacies? This book attempts to provide answers to these intriguing questions, and is beautifully presented with hundreds of images of maps, artefacts and other significant items. All text is in German.

The book is in excellent condition; no shelfwear or bumping and absolutely spotless internally. A great copy of a fascinating book. It is a heavy volume, and postage cost will be commensurate with its weight.

Author(s):
Trumpler, C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 23.5 x 5 cm
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3832190635
ISBN-13:
978-3832190637
Number of pages:
669
Publisher:
DuMont Buchverlag GmbH & Co
Title:
Das Grosse Spiel: Archaologie und Politik

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