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American EgyptologistThe Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute$
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Jeffrey Abt

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226001104

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.001.0001

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Two Years, Three Books, Seven Volumes

Two Years, Three Books, Seven Volumes

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American Egyptologist

Jeffrey Abt

University of Chicago Press

From 1895 to 1907, James Henry Breasted produced a voluminous amount of research, much of it conducted in Europe, establishing himself as a rising star in Egyptology worldwide. He wrote numerous books that were published between 1905 and 1907, and, in 1901, received an invitation from Underwood and Underwood, an American stereograph company, to write the guide for a stereograph “home tour” of Egypt. Breasted accepted the Underwood proposal in July 1901, and the result was a travel book for Egypt entitled Egypt through the Stereoscope. He was also working on a “documentary sources” project while trying to complete zettel for the Egyptian dictionary or teaching at the University of Chicago. After spending almost a decade the project, the University of Chicago Press published Breasted's Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest. It was issued in four volumes between February and July 1906, plus a fifth volume of indexes published separately in 1907.

Keywords:   James Henry Breasted, egyptology, underwood and underwood, egypt, travel book, university of chicago, ancient records

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