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Iraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia

Author: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; P J Rich
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
Series: Middle East classics.
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"Gertrude Bell was one of a select group of Western Arabists who helped create the modern Middle East. She was arguably the single most influential individual in Iraq when, in the aftermath of World War I, the British attempted to create a nation out of regions that had long been different provinces of the Ottoman Empire. She was called upon to produce this succinct but insightful volume us a guide for the military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Iraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)793549763
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; P J Rich
ISBN: 9780739125618 0739125613 9780739125625 0739125621
OCLC Number: 180576374
Description: xxxvi, 208 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia / introduction by Paul Rich --
Introduction to the Lexington edition / Paul Rich --
The Arab of Mesopotamia --
Asiatic Turkey / by Gertrude Lowthian Bell --
Middle Eastern women and historical horizons / Paul Rich.
Series Title: Middle East classics.
Other Titles: Asiatic Turkey.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Paul Rich.
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Although these fascinating essays by a woman who played a key role in British empire-building in Mesopotamia were written in 1916 and 1917, their republication nearly a century later is remarkably Read more...

 
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