Without having seen the Queen

The 1846 European travel journal of Heinrich Schliemann: a transcription and annotated translation

Christo Thanos & Wout Arentzen | 2012

Without having seen the Queen

The 1846 European travel journal of Heinrich Schliemann: a transcription and annotated translation

Christo Thanos & Wout Arentzen | 2012


Paperback ISBN: 9789088900877 | Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 182x257mm | 222 pp. | The Schliemann diaries: volume 1 | Language: English | 14 illus. (bw) | 11 illus. (fc) | Keywords: history, archaeology, nineteenth century travelling | download cover

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Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), a shrewd trader and later in life one of the best known archaeologists of the 19th century, made many travels around the world. He recorded his experiences in several diaries. This publication is a transcription and translation of Schliemann’s first travel diary: his European journey in the winter of 1846/47.

This journey was his first as a commercial trader and through the diary he kept we get to know Heinrich Schliemann more as a tourist and human being than as a trader. From his new residence in Moscow he travelled to London and Paris and via Berlin back to St. Petersburg. He writes with admiration and amazement about buildings and the emerging industrialization, while indirectly he offers us a glimpse of the poverty and filthiness of that time. He describes his visits to amongst others the theatre, the British Museum, the Champs Elysées, and the Louvre. Besides the many pleasant experiences, he also mentions negative aspects such as the theft of his hat and the seasickness that plagued him during every one of his sea voyages.

The original diary was written in English and French and for a small part in Italian. “Without having seen the Queen” comprises an introduction to the diary, a transcription of the diary, and a full English translation with annotations. This publication unlocks Schlieman’s first travelogue and presents a unique view of his life before rising to fame as the discoverer of Troy.

This diary forms the first part of The Schliemann Diaries. In this series, all Schliemann’s travel diaries will be made available to a wider public by means of a transcription, an English translation and an introduction. These publications will present a new image of the trader and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann and the world in which he lived.

Drs. Christo Thanos

Christo Thanos (1968) studied Prehistory of Northwest Europe at Leiden University. From 2002 to 2010 he was employed at the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency and while working with old archives his interest was aroused in the history of archaeology (in particular the life and work of Glyn Daniel (1914-1986) and Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)). From 2012 onward Christo is working as archaeological advisor for nine councils in the province of South-Holland.

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Wout Arentzen

Wout Arentzen is een onafhankelijk wetenschapper die zich de afgelopen dertig jaar bezig gehouden heeft met de geschiedenis van de archeologie. Hij verdeeld zijn interesse tussen het middellandse zeegebied gebied en Nederland. Aangezien er nog maar heel weinig aan de geschiedenis van de archeologie in Nederland gedaan is, is zijn interesse in de laatste jaren meer en meer naar dit gebied verschoven.

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Abstract:

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), a shrewd trader and later in life one of the best known archaeologists of the 19th century, made many travels around the world. He recorded his experiences in several diaries. This publication is a transcription and translation of Schliemann’s first travel diary: his European journey in the winter of 1846/47.

This journey was his first as a commercial trader and through the diary he kept we get to know Heinrich Schliemann more as a tourist and human being than as a trader. From his new residence in Moscow he travelled to London and Paris and via Berlin back to St. Petersburg. He writes with admiration and amazement about buildings and the emerging industrialization, while indirectly he offers us a glimpse of the poverty and filthiness of that time. He describes his visits to amongst others the theatre, the British Museum, the Champs Elysées, and the Louvre. Besides the many pleasant experiences, he also mentions negative aspects such as the theft of his hat and the seasickness that plagued him during every one of his sea voyages.

The original diary was written in English and French and for a small part in Italian. “Without having seen the Queen” comprises an introduction to the diary, a transcription of the diary, and a full English translation with annotations. This publication unlocks Schlieman’s first travelogue and presents a unique view of his life before rising to fame as the discoverer of Troy.

This diary forms the first part of The Schliemann Diaries. In this series, all Schliemann’s travel diaries will be made available to a wider public by means of a transcription, an English translation and an introduction. These publications will present a new image of the trader and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann and the world in which he lived.

Drs. Christo Thanos

Christo Thanos (1968) studied Prehistory of Northwest Europe at Leiden University. From 2002 to 2010 he was employed at the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency and while working with old archives his interest was aroused in the history of archaeology (in particular the life and work of Glyn Daniel (1914-1986) and Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)). From 2012 onward Christo is working as archaeological advisor for nine councils in the province of South-Holland.

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Wout Arentzen

Wout Arentzen is een onafhankelijk wetenschapper die zich de afgelopen dertig jaar bezig gehouden heeft met de geschiedenis van de archeologie. Hij verdeeld zijn interesse tussen het middellandse zeegebied gebied en Nederland. Aangezien er nog maar heel weinig aan de geschiedenis van de archeologie in Nederland gedaan is, is zijn interesse in de laatste jaren meer en meer naar dit gebied verschoven.

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