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    DescriptionAmateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for the discovery of Homer's Troy, over 100 years ago. In this book the author claims Schliemann gained his status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Susan Allen aims to put the record straight, by restoring British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarlik, the site thought to be Troy as described in the "Iliad". The book tells the story of Calvert's development as an archaeologist, his adventures and discoveries, and then focuses on the twists and turns of his turbulent relationship with Schliemann who, claims Allen, stole Calvert's ideas, exploited his knowledge and advice and slandered and denigrated his work.

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    Finding the Walls of Troy
    Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Heuck Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 486
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520208681
    ISBN 10: 0520208684

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17090000
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    DC21: 930.10922
    LC classification: 98-13101
    DC22: 930.1/092
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    LC classification: DF212.C35 A67 1999
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    55 b&w illustrations, 4 maps
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Susan Heuck Allen has taught at Yale and Tufts universities and is currently Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classics at Brown University.
    Review quote
    "Allen may have done for archaeology what "The Double Helix did for the discovery of DNA's structure: Bare the petty competitiveness that sometimes underlies objective science, giving a darkly ironic twist to the axiom that each successful scientific pioneer stands on the shoulders of those who went before."--"The Providence Sunday Journal