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Author: Amelia Edwards
ISBN13: 978-1906393076
Title: A Thousand Miles up the Nile - A woman's journey among the treasures of Ancient Egypt PART I
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Publisher: Trotamundas Press (January 20, 2008)
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A Thousand Miles up the Nile - A woman's journey among the treasures of Ancient Egypt PART I by Amelia Edwards



Start by marking A Thousand Miles Up the Nile: A Woman's Journey Among the Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Part I as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. She established herself as one of the authorities on the subject of Ancient Egypt and her book A Thousand Miles Up the Nile has remained one of the most inspiring travel books in the subject. Amelia Edwards died at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on the 15 April 1892, bequeathing her collection of Egyptian antiquities and her library to University College London, together with a sum of £2,500 to found an Edwards Chair of Egyptology.

Home All Categories A Thousand Miles Up the Nile: A Woman's Journey Among the Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Part II. ISBN: 0559003560. ISBN13: 9780559003561. A Thousand Miles up the Nile. by Amelia B. Edwards.

Great rock-cut temple, abou simbel, nubia. By. Amelia b. FIRST published in 1877, this book has been out of print for several years. In so revising it, I have corrected some of the historical notes by the light of later discoveries; but I have left the narrative untouched. Of the political changes which have come over the land of Egypt since that narrative was written, I have taken no note; and because I in no sense offer myself as a guide to others, I say nothing of the altered conditions under which most Nile travellers now perform the trip.

Edwards toured Egypt in the company of some friends - a journey she describes in great detail and in vivid colors in her travelogue published only a few years after her return from Egypt in 1877. The itinerary of the journey - the approximately 1,000 miles between Alexandria and the Second Cataract of the Nile - is varied, giving the writer plenty of opportunity to observe local culture, customs and people. Holidayed in Egypt a few years ago part of which was four days on the Nile. The trip guide was a wonderful woman and Amelia Edwards was one of her heroines. I promised myself I'd read the book and glad I did. A fascinating glimpse into a time when Britain was 'great' and the Empire still strong.

For the history of ancient Egypt goes against the stream. The earliest monuments lie between Cairo and Siout, while the latest temples to the old gods are chiefly found in Nubia. For ourselves, as will presently be seen, it happened that we could carry only a part of this programme into effect; but that part, happily was the most important. The truth is, however, that the mere sight-seeing of the Nile demands some little reading and organising, if only to be enjoyed.

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The book is characterized by long, detailed and elaborate descriptions of places, people, customs and the wonderful market places, historical ruins and artifacts that Edwards and her friends encounter. Momentous journeys to the Pyramids in Cairo and a trip to the shrine in Mecca precede the Nile voyage. They are to travel by dahabeeyah a sort of native Egyptian barge, which though much more expensive than the steamers and conventional boats, is much more picturesque, leisurely and offers more time to view the scenery along the majestic river

by Amelia B. Publication date 1890. Collection gumberg; americana. Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation. Contributor Gumberg Library, Duquesne University.

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Travelling by dahabiah, a well-appointed sailing craft peculiar to the Nile, and armed with sketch-book and measuring tape, Amelia Edwards carefully recorded all she saw of the temples, graves, and monuments - even discovering a buried chapel of her own- and provided in A Thousand Miles Up The Nile the first general archaeological survey of Egypt's ruins. The book is full of historical footnotes and careful details. Amelia Edwards was responsible for founding the first chair in Egyptology (a science she helped create) at University College London, and was behind the appointment of Sir Flinders Petrie. She established herself as one of the authorities on the subject of Ancient Egypt and her book A Thousand Miles Up the Nile has remained one of the most inspiring travel books in the subject.
Reviews: 7
Fountain_tenderness
If you are going to buy this book and not look for an original hardback printing then this version is the one you want. The Norton Creek Press printing of it is very legible, unlike many other copies of the book. The 2nd edition is also Illustrated and will say so on the right side of the cover, just below the authors name. The illustrations are all the original ones done by the author in the 1800s and are quite exquisitely detailed. They really add to the book quite a bit, especially if you've not seen these places before. I've only just started reading it, but the voice of the author coming through the writing is very clear and quite nice to read. If you are a fan of the Amelia Peabody mystery series this is a good book to read. I would also recommend it for anyone who loves Steampunk. While it is not a steampunk novel it gives a very good feel to what that eras actual travel was like and how people viewed travel and wrote about it. The art of keeping a travel diary is mostly lost in the modern age of Facebook and Instagram, where you can live update and share photos, rather than having to use beautifully eloquent language to describe what you saw and experienced, and how that made you feel. If you are thinking of writing your own travel journal this will be a good reference on a way you can do it.
Monam
I can't speak to the several reviewers who commented to the fact that not all the chapters of the book have been published, since I've only begun it. However, what I can say is how delightful it is to find the book that inspired the late Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz) to write the first of the beloved Amelia Peabody Emerson series, Crocodile on the Sandbank. Here is the reality behind Amelia and Evelyn's search for just the right dabaheeyah...going "the wrong way" up the Nile...Reis Hassan...the Egypt of 150 years ago. When I finish this travel memoir, I will reread the fictional series.
Voodoogore
I ordered this book for Christmas and have not yet read it completely. The style is Victorian, but quite enjoyable if sometimes a little long winded. However for anyone who has sailed up the Nile or spent time in Thebes, Abu Simbal etc., it has a charm and acuteness of observation which will inevitably bring back memories and sharpen them in a pleasant and thought provoking fashion. The biggest disappointment of the book is the manner of its printing which has resulted in numerous spelling errors, horrible layout and no index. Perhaps this edition is better than never reading the book, but the complete absence of illustrations and maps (that are present in the original) together with the numerous errors cheapen it almost to the point where it is not worth buying. First, try to find an original edition, failing that, buy this version just to appreciate how much more balanced the Victorians were both as travelers and book publishers than we are today.
Quynaus
Other reviewers have noted that it's not safe to select an edition of "A Thousand Miles up the Nile" at random. Why? Because some editions are complete and lavishly illustrated, but others have been violently abridged (with only a third as many pages as the original), or are nothing but a lone orphan volume of a two-volume set.

Be careful to get a complete edition! The easiest way is to check the page count.

For example, the Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile is a complete reprint of the lavishly illustrated 1890 Routledge & Sons Second Edition. It weighs in as follows:

499 numbered pages (plus 33 pages of front matter),
22 chapters and 5 appendixes.
78 Illustrations.

By contrast, one paperback edition has been slashed by two-thirds, having only 172 pages! If you use the numbers above as a guide, (or just buy the Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile), you won't go far wrong.
Mave
The book received is NOT the book pictured. It is a much less pretty/colorful book. Plain brown with no pictures or illustrations. I was given the option to return but as it was a gift I had to go with it.
Tinavio
This is a fascinating book - especially for those with a particular interest in Egypt. A wealthy British woman charters a boat for a trip up the Nile in the 1800s. .... an adventure!
Cogelv
Read this while on the Nile this year. Descriptions of what was written,and what I was seeing were a match. Since 1877, things have not changed much,remarkable.