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In search of kings and conquerors : Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East

Author: Lisa Cooper
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the height of her career, Bell journeyed into the heart of the Middle East retracing the steps of the ancient rulers who left tangible markers of their presence in the form of castles, palaces, mosques, tombs and temples. Among the many sites she visited were Ephesus, Binbirkilise and Carchemish in modern-day Turkey, as well as Ukhaidir, Babylon and Najaf within the borders of modern Iraq. Lisa Cooper here  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooper, Lisa, 1963-
In search of kings and conquerors.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016
(OCoLC)944077796
Named Person: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; Gertrude Lowthian Bell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Cooper
ISBN: 9780857728050 0857728059
OCLC Number: 956737768
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 314 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Author bio; Endorsement; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Early Life and First Steps in Archaeology; 2. Euphrates Journey; 3. Ukhaidir --
Desert Splendour; 4. Encounters in the Heart of Mesopotamia; 5. Further Travels and Archaeological Research, 1910 --
14; 6. Mesopotamia and Iraq --
Past and Present Entwined; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back cover; Untitled
Other Titles: Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East
Responsibility: Lisa Cooper.

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The extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell was marked by myriad achievements. Although best known for her desert travels and her part in the creation of the modern state of Iraq, she also made a  Read more...

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