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Author Baack, Lawrence J., author.

Title Undying curiosity : Carsten Niebuhr and the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia (1761-1767) / Lawrence J. Baack
Published Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2014]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series Oriens et occidens : Studien zu antiken Kulturkontakten und ihrem Nachleben ; Band 22
Oriens et occidens ; Bd. 22.
Geschichte (Franz Steiner Verlag)
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One; The Idea of the Expedition: "Benefit for the World of Scholarship"; Michaelis' Proposal: Arabia and the Search for Meaning in the Bible; Johann David Michaelis and the Georgia Augusta University in Göttingen; Why Denmark and Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff?; Assembling the Team: The Philologist -- Frederik Christian von Haven; The Cartographer and his Teacher: Carsten Niebuhr and Tobias Mayer; The Botanist -- Peter Forsskål: An "Apostle" of Linnaeus; Fragen an eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer: A European Exercise in Inquiry
Bernstorff -- the Manager Driving the Project: New Suggestions, Additions and ProblemsNiebuhr and his Instruments: A Detour on the Lunar Distance Method and the Problem of Determining Longitude; Changing the Route and The Royal Instructions; Chapter Two; Exploration and Death Learning about Egypt, the Red Sea and Yemen; The Outbound Voyage -- Copenhagen to Alexandria; Introduction to Egypt: Alexandria, the Nile and Arrival in Cairo; Niebuhr -- Ethnography, Map Making, the Great Pyramids and Hieroglyphs; Forsskål -- The Flora Aegyptiaco; Haven -- Manuscripts and Hebrew Codices
Frustration and Failure in the SinaiSailing the Red Sea -- Discovering Marine Life and Creating a Chart; Scientific Discovery in Yemen: Exploring the Tihāmah and the Coffee Mountains; A Tragic Ending in Yemen: al Mukhā -- Şan'ā' -- Bombay; Chapter Three; The Solitary Explorer The Long Journey Home: India, the Persian Gulf and Lands of the Middle East; Rejuvenation and Inspiration: A Brief Exposure to The Culture of Western India; The Voyage from Bombay to al Başrah: Oman, Persepolis and Pirates of the Persian Gulf
"Do not order me to travel too hastily. Now is the time when I can learn something.": The Lands and Peoples of Iraq and the LevantFrom Caravans to Kings: The End of the Expedition; Chapter Four; Presenting The Expedition To The World and The Expedition's Significance For The Eighteenth Century; The Struggle to Publish the Findings of the Expedition; From Geography to Botany: The Results of the Expedition; Geography; Cartography; Navigational Astronomy; Antiquities and Archeology; The Natural Sciences; Philology; The Evaluation of Niebuhr's Works in the 18th Century and Since
Epilogue Niebuhr's Return to a Rural Tradition: The Meldorf Years, 1778-1815Conclusion; List of Illustrations, Maps and Charts; Bibliography of Published Sources; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Niebuhr, Carsten, 1733-1815 -- Travel -- Arabian Peninsula
Niebuhr, Carsten, 1733-1815
SUBJECT Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia (1761-1767)
Subject Explorers -- Germany -- 18th century -- Biography
Explorers -- Denmark -- 18th century -- Biography
TRAVEL -- Asia -- General.
Arabian Peninsula -- Description and travel
Middle East -- Description and travel
Arabian Peninsula
Middle East
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3515107738