A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq

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I.B.Tauris, 3 mar. 2006 - 306 páginas
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Revered or reviled, Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archaeologist, traveler and "Orientalist". Belonging to the tradition of the great British Middle East enthusiasts of the early twentieth century, she explored the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I and was (alongside T.E. Lawrence) hugely instrumental in the post-war reconfiguration of the Arab states in the Middle East. Using previously unseen sources, including Gertrude Bell's own diaries and letters, Liora Lukitz provides a deeper political and personal biography of this influential character and the tragedy, vulnerability and frustration that were key to her quest both for a British-dominated Middle East and relief from her troubled romantic life.
 

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Preface
1
Prologue
10
Light of Mine Eyes and Harvest of My Heart
23
She Had Known Ruptures She Had Known the Whole
31
The Shadow of a Stone
56
On the Edge of Important Things
107
Father Think
125
To Make Kings to Invent Kingdoms
143
We Had Awakened and Become a Nation
202
Dust
211
Flood
224
Epilogue
245
Afterword
251
Notes
257
Selected Bibliography
293
Index
303

A Tower of Strength and Wisdom
174

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Liora Lukitz has for several years been a research fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard University.

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