A Quest in the Middle East
Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern IraqeBook - 2008
Revered or reviled, Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archeologist, traveller and "orientalist". Belonging to the tradition of the great British Middle East enthusiasts of the early 20th century, she explored the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I and was hugely instrumental in the post-war reconfiguration of the Arab states in the Middle East. She was a prime mover in drawing up Iraq's boundaries and establishing a constitutional monarchy there with a parliament, civil service and legal system; she was influential in creating a state which had all th.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (318 pages)
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