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A Historical Laboratory

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0173
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On April 28, 1930, a new building for the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago was inaugurated. When James Henry Breasted first requested a new building in 1923, he saw the need to ... More


Equipment for a Great Work

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted, the third of Charles and Harriet Breasted's four children, was an active and inquisitive youngster who grew up fishing and camping. As a child, he developed a passion for books ... More


Spreading Wings

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0093
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1907, due to physical exhaustion from his second Nubian expedition, James Henry Breasted came down with bronchial pneumonia and moved with his family to Italy after the University of Chicago ... More


Expeditions to Nubia

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0069
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Soon after he began collecting materials for what would become Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest, James Henry Breasted contemplated on ... More


The Near East as a Whole

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0108
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted developed a friendship with the world-renowned astronomer and scientific impresario George Ellery Hale, who was recruited by University of Chicago President William Rainey Harper ... More


Permanence

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0159
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In December 1922, James Henry Breasted learned of a magnificent discovery made by the Earl of Carnarvon in Egypt. Carnarvon began wintering in Egypt in 1903, and three years later began obtaining ... More


What the Monuments Say

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0038
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted returned to the University of Chicago in 1895, bringing with him antiquities from Egypt. By that time, the university had been dramatically transformed. University president ... More


An Institute, a Calling

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0127
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In fall 1920, James Henry Breasted resumed regular work at the University of Chicago. Aside from continuing as chair of the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures, he was now directing the ... More


Two Years, Three Books, Seven Volumes

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0054
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Jeffrey Abt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable ... More


Epitaph

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0183
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In his later years, James Henry Breasted reflected on the old days in Europe and Egypt, as well as the experiences of his boyhood. Although he expressed his desire to be cremated after his death, ... More


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