Henry Salt: Artist, Traveler, Diplomat, Egyptologist by Deborah Manley Hardcover

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Henry Salt: Artist, Traveler, Diplomat, Egyptologist
by
Deborah Manley, Peta Ree

Henry Salt (1780-1827) was a key figure in early 19th-century travel, Egyptology and diplomacy. Celebrated for his extraordinary expeditions to Abyssinia, which rivaled those of James Bruce, Salt became the British Consul-General in Egypt during the most fascinating period of its recent history, and was the friend and confidante of Mehemet Ali, Pasha and founder of modern Egypt. He employed the colorful Giovanni Belzoni to excavate at Thebes and Abu Simbel, and undertook important archaeological research at the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. His close circle included such characters as Burckhardt, Bankes, and Caviglia, and Champollion. Trained as an artist under Hoppner, Salt's paintings of India, Abyssinia and Egypt rank alongside those of David Roberts and Thomas Daniells. This study, the first modern biography of Henry Salt, is a long overdue appreciation of a significant and sympathetic figure, and a vivid evocation of a fascinating period.

FORMAT
Hardcover
LANGUAGE
English
CONDITION
Brand New

Publisher Description

Henry Salt was one of the most important figures in early 19th century travel, archaeology and diplomacy. Celebrated for his expeditions to Abyssinia, Salt later became British Consul-General in Egypt, where he played an important diplomatic role. However, it is for his involvement in the re-discovery of ancient Egypt that he is best remembered. This study is an appreciation of this significant figure and brings to life a fascinating period in the history of Egypt and Abyssinia.

Author Biography

Deborah Manley has lived in India, Canada, and Nigeria. She is the author of a number of books, including a biography of Henry Salt and The Trans-Siberian Railway: A Traveller's Anthology.

Details

ISBN1901965031

Author
Peta Ree

Short Title
HENRY SALT

Pages
314

Publisher
Libri Publications

Language
English

ISBN-10
1901965031

ISBN-13
9781901965032

Media
Book

Format
Hardcover

DEWEY
B

Illustrations
Yes

Year
2001

Publication Date
2001-03-31

Imprint
Libri Publications Ltd

Subtitle
Artist, Traveller, Diplomat, Egyptologist

Place of Publication
London

Country of Publication
United Kingdom

Dimensions6.4 in. x 1.1 in. x 9.5 in.

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