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Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

Overview
Works: 17 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 3,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Organizer of meeting, Other
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Most widely held works by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
Every traveller needs a compass : travel and collecting in Egypt and the Near East by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saddling the dogs : journeys through Egypt and the Near East by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early visitors to the 'exotic East'. The journeys examined here are linked by the light they shed on the experience of travel in Egypt, Greece and the Ottoman Balkans, and the Near East from the 17th to the early 20th century not so much what was seen as how one got there and how one got around once arrived; the vicissitudes and travails, both expected and strange that characterised the passage
Journeys erased by time : the rediscovered footprints of travellers in Egypt and the Near East by Neil Cooke( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early travellers in Egypt and the Near East made great contributions to our historical and geographical knowledge and gave us a better understanding of the different peoples, languages and religions of the region. Travellers in this volume are a mixture of rich and poor, bravely adventuring into the unknown, not knowing if would ever return home
Women travellers in the Near East( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost and now found : explorers, diplomats and artists in Egypt and the Near East by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long distance travel and mass tourism are not recent phenomena. This collection of papers from the 2015 ASTENE Conference in Exeter demonstrates that over the centuries many individuals and groups of people have left the safety of their family home and travelled huge distances both for adventure and to learn more about other peoples and places. Some travels were to help establish trade routes, while others were for personal pleasure and knowledge. Many of those who travelled have left little or no record but in a few cases their travels can be determined from the brief encounters they had with other travellers who noted these chance meetings in their journals and diaries, which they later used to inform and write for publication accounts of their own travels and impressions
Who travels sees more : artists, architects and archaeologists discover Egypt and the Near East( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travellers in the Levant : voyagers and visionaries( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin : notes and queries by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt through the eyes of travellers( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travellers in the Near East( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travellers in Ottoman lands : the botanical legacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of around twenty papers has its origins in a two-day seminar organised by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) in conjunction with the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE), with additional support from Cornucopia magazine and the Turkish Consulate General, Edinburgh. This multi-disciplinary event formed part of the Ottoman Horizons festival held in Edinburgh in 2017 and attracted a wide range of participants from around the world, including several from Turkey and other parts of the Middle East. This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the botanical legacy of many parts of the former Ottoman Empire - including present-day Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, the Balkans, and the Arabian Peninsula - as seen and described by travellers both from within and from outside the region. The papers cover a wide variety of subjects, including Ottoman garden design and architecture; the flora of the region, especially bulbs and their cultural significance; literary, pictorial and photographic depictions of the botany and horticulture of the Ottoman lands; floral and related motifs in Ottoman art; culinary and medicinal aspects of the botanical heritage; and efforts related to conservation
Souvenirs and new ideas : travel and collecting in Egypt and the Near East by Diane Fortenberry( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 18th and 19th centuries, many travellers aimed to record their travels through Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Levant and Turkey by collecting souvenirs and mementos of places they had visited. This natural inclination took many different guises: from innocent activities such as making diaries and sketches, gathering academic knowledge or taking photographs, to acquiring souvenirs, very often antiquities. Other, more unscrupulous, travellers undertook journeys specifically to 'collect' antiquities to form the basis of museum collections or to profit by re-selling them. Souvenirs and New Ideas explores the human desire to retain the memory of a journey by 'collecting objects' with a series of essays examining the motivation of a variety of different travellers ranging from intrepid female solo travellers to European royalty. The acquisitions of these individuals ranged from tales of folklore and academic knowledge to the wholesale looting of Egyptian antiquities. Although the habit of 'collecting antiquities' is deplored and condemned today, this volume sheds light on the attitudes behind the practice and seeks to strengthen our current beliefs about the value of cultural patrimony."
Astene publications by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( )

in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge is light : travellers in the Near East by Katherine Salahi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years travellers wandered to, and spread out through, Egypt and the Near East, seeking trade, adventure and knowledge. For centuries travellers to - and from - the Near East carried knowledge with them and then carried home the new knowledge acquired in the region. And knowledge, as the Arabic proverb states, is light. The travels which are the subjects of these nine papers continue to represent the work of The Association for the Study of Travel in the Near East, which was set up to follow, study and record the experience of travel and travellers in the Near East. The book fe
Astene Bulletin : notes and queries( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh Conference 11-15 July 2001 : abstracts of conference papers : conference dinner programme by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Women travellers in the Near East
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Saddling the dogs : journeys through Egypt and the Near EastJourneys erased by time : the rediscovered footprints of travellers in Egypt and the Near EastWomen travellers in the Near EastLost and now found : explorers, diplomats and artists in Egypt and the Near EastWho travels sees more : artists, architects and archaeologists discover Egypt and the Near EastTravellers in the Levant : voyagers and visionariesEgypt through the eyes of travellersTravellers in the Near East
Alternative Names
Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

ASTENE

Languages
English (49)

French (1)