Desert Queen The Extraordinary Life Of Gertrude Bell Adventurer Adviser To Kings Ally Of Lawrence Of Arabia

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Desert Queen

Author : Janet Wallach
ISBN : 0297812491
Genre : Colonial administrators
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Desert Queen is the untold story of Gertrude Bell, a woman as vital to the history of the Middle East as her friend and colleague, Lawrence of Arabia. In this major reassessment of Bell's life, Janet Wallach reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and who bright the same passion and intenstiy to her explorations as she did to her rich and romantic life.
Category: Colonial administrators

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
Category: History

Flowers In The Snow

Author : Gwyneth Hoyle
ISBN : 0803273444
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the course of a dozen years, Scottish plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchison (1889?1982) explored northern latitudes from the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the far reaches of the American Aleutians. To achieve her goals, she traveled by any means available, from rowboats in Greenland to trading schooners and coast-guard vessels in Alaska. When necessary, she journeyed by snowshoe or sled in pursuit of her botanical specimens, accompanied only by strangers who served as guides. In Flowers in the Snow, Gwyneth Hoyle paints a vivid portrait of a woman gloriously out of the step with the conventions of her time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

To Begin The World Over Again

Author : John C. Hulsman
ISBN : 0230100902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Paradise Lust

Author : Brook Wilensky-Lanford
ISBN : 9780802195630
Genre : History
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A “certainly weird . . . strangely wonderful . . . [and] often irresistible” search to find the real Garden of Eden (The New York Times Book Review). Where, precisely, was God’s Paradise? St. Augustine had a theory. So did medieval monks, John Calvin and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution changed our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the desire to put a literal Eden on the map have faded away? Not so fast. This “gloriously researched, pluckily written historical and anecdotal assay of humankind’s age-old quixotic quest for the exact location of the Biblical garden” (Elle) explores an obsession that has consumed scientists and theologians alike for centuries. To this day, the search continues, taken up by amateur explorers, clergymen, scholars, engineers and educators—romantic seekers all who started with the same simple-sounding Bible verses, only to end up at a different spot on the globe: Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, the North Pole, Mesopotamia, China, Iraq—and Ohio. Inspired by an Eden seeker in her own family, “Wilensky-Lanford approaches her subjects with respect, enthusiasm and conscientious research” (San Francisco Chronicle) as she traverses a century-spanning history provoking surprising insights into where we came from, what we did wrong, and where we go from here. And it all makes for “a lively journey” (Kirkus Reviews).
Category: History

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.
Category: History

Lawrence Of Arabia

Author : Stephen Ely Tabachnick
ISBN : IND:30000095272047
Genre : History
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More than 800 alphabetically arranged entries cover topics related to T. E. Lawrence and his illustrious career.
Category: History

Politische Netzwerkerinnen

Author : Eva Schöck-Quinteros
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114824555
Genre : Feminism
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British Travel Writers 1876 1909

Author : Layman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018476130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays on British travel writers during a time when professionalism was increasingly the norm, including professional journalists, editors and correspondents accustomed to writing on contract and with deadlines. Includes discussion of scientific societies, which through their journals and meetings sought to encourage explorers to write for the general public as well. This was a period when many technical and economic innovations made travel easier, cheaper and safer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ethnic Groups

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ISBN : PSU:000006929763
Genre : Aliens
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A collection of articles illustrating the diversity of origins of the American people.
Category: Aliens

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261891
Genre : Bibliography
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The Secret Center

Author : Priya Satia
ISBN : UCAL:C3501217
Genre : Espionage
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Category: Espionage

Contemporary Authors

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ISBN : UOM:39015064381968
Genre : Authors
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Public Library Catalog

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ISBN : UOM:39015046784917
Genre : Best books
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Modernism S Middle East

Author : Joanna Grant
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132227930
Genre : Fiction
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Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in contrast to a decadent Western culture, this book shows how this fantasy became more difficult as its popularity grew but also how it still persists.
Category: Fiction

The Washington Post Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119859119
Genre : Washington post
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Notable Women In World History

Author : Lynda G. Adamson
ISBN : UOM:39015039918381
Genre : History
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Lists biographies and sources of information about women who have helped shape world history
Category: History

Public Library Catalog

Author : Juliette Yaakov
ISBN : IND:30000077957524
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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