Hermann Ranke

Ranke at his wedding with Marie Stein in 1906 Heinrich Johannes Hermann Ranke (August 5, 1878 – April 22, 1953) was a German Egyptologist who worked at the University of Heidelberg. He was forced to leave during the Nazi regime as his wife had Jewish ancestors. He worked during period at the University of Pennsylvania, in the US.

Ranke was born in Balgheim (Möttingen) to Leopold Friedrich Ranke and his second wife Julie née von Bever (1850–1924). He grew up and studied in Lübeck where his father was a Lutheran pastor. He initially studied theology at Göttingen and Greifswald from 1897 but on joining the University of Munich in 1899, he studied oriental languages and Egyptology. After a doctorate in 1902 with studies on the Hammurabi dynasty and the formation of semitic names he went to the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Germany in 1905 and worked at the Egyptian department of the Museum in Berlin with Alan H. Gardiner. He became a teacher of Egyptology at Heidelberg University in 1910 and took part in several expeditions to Egypt for excavations including the one in which the bust of Queen Nefertiti was found. During World War I he served in the 4th Infantry Battalion to protect Lorraine. In 1932 he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ranke married Marie Stein in 1906, who was half Jewish and when Nazi rules were applied in 1937 he resigned and moved to the US where he taught at various universities and held a position as Professor of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1938. He was also expelled from the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in 1939. He returned in 1942 to Europe, spending time in Sweden and moved to Germany in 1945, taking an emeritus position in Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg. He published several books including a translation of James H. Breasted's ''History of Egypt'' in 1911. He died at Freiburg. Provided by Wikipedia
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Keilschriftliches material zur altägyptischen vokalisation /

: Aus dem anhang zu den abhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften vom jahre 1910. : 96 pages ; 30 cm. : Includes bibliographic references.

Published 1950
The Egyptian collections of the University Museum /

: 112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.

Die Ägyptischen Personennamen /

: Volume 2 also has imprint : Locust Valley, N.Y. : J. J. Augustin. : 3 volumes ; 32 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index.

Published 1934
Die Reliefs und Malereien des Neuen Reiches (XVIII.-XX. Dynastie, ca. 1580-1100 v. Chr.) Material zur ägyptischen Kulturgeschichte. Teil I : Szenen aus dem Leben des Volkes /

: "Eingegageham". juni 1932, vorgeiegt von Hermann Ranke.
Includes index. : xxx, 243 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm. : "Literaturverzeichms": pages [xix]-xxx.

Published 1936
The Art of ancient Egypt : architecture, sculpture, painting, applied art /

: Introduction signed : Hermann Ranke. : 22 pages : 242 plats (7 color mounted) on 127 ℓ. ; 27 cm.

Published 1923
Aegypten und aegyptisches leben im altertum /

: xxvii, 692 pages : illustrations (incl. plans, facsimiles) plates (1 color) ; 27 cm.

Ägypten und ägyptisches Leben im Altertum /

: XXVII, 692 pages, 42 pages plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Published 1952
La civilisation égyptienne /

: Translation of : Aegypten und aegyptisches Leben im Altertum. : 749 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Misr wa-al-hayāh al-Miṣrīyah fī al-ʻuṣūr al-qadīmah /

: Translation of : Ägypten und ägyptisches Leben im Altertum. : 684 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.

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