DESERT QUEEN THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF GERTRUDE BELL ADVENTURER ADVISER TO KINGS ALLY OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

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Die Vita Des Reklusen Mor Jakob Von Salah

Author : Julius Hanna Aydin
ISBN : 9783643139429
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Die vorliegende Studie befaSSt sich mit der "Vita des Heiligen Jakob (Ya'qub) des Reklusen in dem Dorfe Salah im Lande Tur Abdin." Der erste Teil enthalt eine Beschreibung der einzelnen Handschriften nebst einem Kommentar zu ausgewahlten Stellen. IN der Einleitung wird die Geographie und die Geschichte der Region behandelt, die seit dem ausgehenden 2. JT. V. CHr. Im Zuge der aramaischen Wanderung ununterbrochen von aramaischen Stammen bewohnt ist. DEr zweite Teil enthalt eine kritische Edition des syrischen Textes nebst einer deutschen ubersetzung.
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K Nigin Der W Ste

Author : Janet Wallach
ISBN : 9783641179434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Der weibliche Lawrence von Arabien: Gertrude Bell, die ungekrönte Königin des Orients, war eine der interessantesten, vielseitigsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. Eigenwillig, wissbegierig und wagemutig bereiste die Tochter wohlhabender Engländer die arabische Welt und wurde bald zu einer gefragten Nahostexpertin. Im Ersten Weltkrieg bestinformierte britische Agentin im arabischen Raum und Vorkämpferin für die arabische Unabhängigkeit, hatte sie unter anderem großen Anteil an der Gründung des modernen Irak. Die abenteuerliche Lebensgeschichte dieser ungewöhnlichen Frau hat Regisseur Werner Herzog jetzt mit Nicole Kidman in der Hauptrolle verfilmt.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The British Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Mark Doyle
ISBN : 9781440841989
Genre : History
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An essential starting point for anyone wanting to learn about life in the largest empire in history, this two-volume work encapsulates the imperial experience from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. • Provides primary sources that give voice to the people who ran, opposed, and were subjects of the British Empire • Consolidates the most up-to-date research from established and emerging scholars in the field in many countries and at many institutions • Includes a detailed introduction that succinctly puts the British Empire into historical context • Offers a chronology of events and episodes important to both the rise and fall of the British Empire • Provides a broad range of perspectives that focus not only on the white men who controlled the British Empire but also on the many people—such as women, indigenous peoples, poor Europeans, and Christian missionaries—who formed it • Avoids simplistic assessments of British imperialism as merely "good" or "bad," emanating an objectivity that enables readers to develop their own ideas about the nature of the empire
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Playing The Game

Author : Penelope Tuson
ISBN : 9780857715708
Genre : History
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The extraordinary Gertrude Bell, Freya Stark, Rosita Forbes and Mary Curzon are the best known protagonists in this history and biography of the Western women who lived, worked and travelled in Arabia in the first half of the twentieth century. Largely ignored by historians, they were sometimes flamboyant and unconventional, sometimes conservative and conformist - and all of them wanted to be a part of British imperial life. Some were prepared to ‘play the game’, others, like the American missionaries whose stories are told here, were not and were regarded as difficult and dangerous. Playing the Game explores how they negotiated power and position in the Empire. It reveals how conventional female roles were defined by the masculine culture of imperial authority and how while at times these women actively colluded with this, at others they successfully subverted the stereotypes.
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To Begin The World Over Again

Author : John C. Hulsman
ISBN : 0230100902
Genre : History
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Lawrence of Arabia is best remembered for the Oscar-winning film about his life. But there is a different T.E. Lawrence, a man who applied his unique experiences and extensive knowledge of the Arab world to a political vision for nation building in the Middle East that holds many lessons for today. Following the Arab Revolt, Lawrence embarked on a heroic effort, harnessing his celebrity to force the British to keep the promises made to their Arab allies. Alas, he was unable to stop the Western powers from carving up the Middle East at Versailles, thus laying the foundations for the ongoing instability in that region. Still, until the day he died, Lawrence continued to fight for Arab nationalism, famously saying: "Better to let them do it imperfectly than do it perfectly yourself, for it is their country, their war, and your time is short." By weaving together a gripping narrative of Lawrence's Middle East adventures and highlighting his surprisingly astute political thinking, John Hulsman teases out this and many other lessons to be learned from Lawrence about the Arab world.
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Paradise Lust

Author : Brook Wilensky-Lanford
ISBN : 9780802195630
Genre : History
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It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we’ve been trying to get back in. Or at least, we’ve been wondering where the Garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. In Paradise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their search with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique, Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined.
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Iraq And The Lessons Of Vietnam

Author : Lloyd C. Gardner
ISBN : 9781595587374
Genre : History
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From the launch of the “Shock and Awe” invasion in March 2003 through President George W. Bush’s declaration of “Mission Accomplished” two months later, the war in Iraq was meant to demonstrate definitively that the United States had learned the lessons of Vietnam. This new book makes clear that something closer to the opposite is true—that U.S. foreign policy makers have learned little from the past, even as they have been obsessed with the “Vietnam Syndrome.” Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam brings together the country’s leading historians of the Vietnam experience. Examining the profound changes that have occurred in the country and the military since the Vietnam War, celebrated historians Marilyn B. Young and Lloyd Gardner have assembled a distinguished group to consider how America has again found itself in the midst of a war in which there is no chance of a speedy victory or a sweeping regime change. Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam explores how the “Vietnam Syndrome” fits into the contemporary debate about the purpose and exercise of American power in the world. With contributions from some of the most renowned analysts of American history and foreign policy, this is an essential recovery of the forgotten and misbegotten lessons of Vietnam.
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Conflict Conquest And Conversion

Author : Eleanor H. Tejirian
ISBN : 9780231511094
Genre : History
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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Historians and political scientists increasingly recognize the importance of integrating religion into political analysis, and this volume, using long-neglected sources, uniquely advances this effort. It surveys Christian missions from the earliest days of Christianity to the present, paying particular attention to the role of Christian missions, both Protestant and Catholic, in shaping the political and economic imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon delineate the ongoing tensions between conversion and the focus on witness and "good works" within the missionary movement, which contributed to the development and spread of nongovernmental organizations. Through its conscientious, systematic study, this volume offers an unparalleled encounter with the social, political, and economic consequences of such trends.
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George Washington

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 9783406707131
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Washington gehört zu den großen Gestalten der Weltgeschichte. Er führte als General die Revolutionsarmee zum Sieg und errang so die amerikanische Unabhängigkeit. Als erster amerikanischer Präsident steuerte er die junge Nation durch ihre unsicherste und schwierigste Phase. Joseph J. Ellis schildert in seiner meisterhaften Biographie die außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit des Mannes, der zum berühmtesten Amerikaner der Geschichte werden sollte. Joseph J. Ellis entwirft ein ebenso umfassendes wie vielschichtiges Porträt George Washingtons. Er beschreibt nicht nur seine Anfänge, die militärischen Jahre erst im French and Indian War und dann im Unabhängigkeitskrieg sowie seine beiden Amtszeiten als erster Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Mit großer Sensibilität spürt er auch der komplexen Persönlichkeit Washingtons nach, die heute fast ganz hinter der Ikone verschwunden ist. Ellis’ psychologischer Scharfsinn und vor allem seine viel gerühmte Erzählkunst lassen einen Mann wieder hautnah lebendig werden, der wie kein anderer die Geschichte Amerikas geprägt hat.
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