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Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi, Egypt's most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the ... More


Racing against Time

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi long harbored a wish to keep his personal library of over three thousand books as a unit after his death in order to provide a service to young students of Egyptology. He visualized a ... More


The Cult of Heqaib

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Muhammad Eweis responded eagerly to Labib Habachi's call to return to Elephantine. He and his team had carried back to the Fayoum glowing reports of that last outpost on Egyptian soil. ... More


Picking Up the Reins

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi lived in two worlds. Habachi marveled as evidence came to light of an ancient town that developed on a mound south of a lake, which provided a harbor through a channel from the Pelusiac ... More


Professional Discord

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Habachi agreed on the revision of his Heqaib manuscript, in which Werner Kaiser suggested to include more of his historical background. But Habachi found the task a bit hard. One of the reasons is ... More


Bridging the Gap

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi's transformation from a roving inspector into a perceptive Egyptologist came about slowly. As he moved from post to post, he developed a sharp appetite for knowledge, a flair for ... More


Labib Habachi and Ahmed Fakhry

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The careers of Labib Habachi and Ahmed Fakhry invite comparison. They were born within a year of each other, shared a love of their country and its people, were among the first graduates of ... More


Between Two Worlds

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There was no Egyptian middle class in the sense we know today, in the first half of the twentieth century. A class-conscious nobility, l'ancien régime, woven around the concept of land owning in the ... More


Epilogue

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

At the Fourth International Congress of Egyptologists, held in Munich in the autumn of 1985, two large red-bound volumes of Labib Habachi's The Sanctuary of Heqaib were on display and a minute's ... More


Egyptology in the Early Twentieth Century

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The signing of the Anglo-French agreement, the unveiling of the bronze statue of François Auguste Mariette, the bestowing on an Egyptian Egyptologist, Ahmed Kamal, the title of bey on the occasion of ... More


Egyptology in the Twilight of Empire and Monarchy, 1939–1952

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Depression, World War II, and the turmoil of the postwar years severely curtailed field archaeology in Egypt. Sidelined from public life, Selim Hassan published vast multi-volume ... More


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