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Gertrude Bell and Iraq. A life and legacy.

Author: Charles Tripp; Paul Collins
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2017.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 205.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a major re-evaluation of the life and legacy of Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926), the renowned scholar, explorer, writer, archaeologist, and British civil servant. The book examines Gertrude Bell's role in shaping British policy in the Middle East in the first part of the 20th century, her views of the cultures and peoples of the region, and her unusual position as a woman occupying a senior position in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Tripp; Paul Collins
ISBN: 9780197266076 019726607X
OCLC Number: 989750550
Description: 324 pages.
Contents: PART I: GERTRUDE BELL AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE; PART II: GERTRUDE BELL AND ARCHAEOLOGY; PART III: GERTRUDE BELL - A WOMAN IN A MAN'S WORLD; PART IV: GERTRUDE BELL AND THE MAKING OF THE IRAQI STATE; PART V: GERTRUDE BELL AND IRAQI HERITAGE; APPENDIX
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 205.
Responsibility: Charles Tripp; Paul Collins.

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Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was a key figure in the setting up of the Iraqi state and monarchy after the First World War. Arabist, Persian speaker, scholar, and traveller, she was an imperial  Read more...

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[T]his is a fascinating and significant collection of papers. * Mike Pitts, British Archaeology *

 
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