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From Cairo to Baghdad : British travellers in Arabia

Author: James Canton
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This] is a major contribution to our understanding of British interest in, and understanding of, the Middle East between the occupation of Egypt in 1882 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. James Canton deftly probes into ways that travel writing produced during this period was unavoidably caught up and complicit in the twin developments of mass tourism and imperialism. Organized chronologically and thematically,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Canton
ISBN: 9781848856967 1848856962
OCLC Number: 663446377
Description: x, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Maps and Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1. Missionaries and Pilgrims; Chapter 2. The Empty Quarter; Chapter 3. Imperial Wars; Chapter 4. Modernising Arabia; Chapter 5. Women in Arabia; Chapter 6. Baghdad and Beyond; Chapter 7. Southern Arabia; Chapter 8. After Empire; Bibliography
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In this elegantly crafted book, James Canton examines over one hundred primary sources, from forgotten gems to the classics of T E Lawrence, Thesiger and Philby. This work makes for essential reading  Read more...

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