Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger: An Anthology

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Geoffrey Nash
Anthem Press, 2009 - Literary Collections - 297 pages
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'Travellers to the Middle East from Burkhardt to Thesiger' is a compendious anthology of travellers' writings produced during the high tide of Britain's involvement in the Middle East. The anthology contains extracts from many of the canonical travel texts of the period, including passages by T. E. Lawrence, Gertrude Bell and Robert Byron, as well as many more extracts from both female and male writers. The anthology is also enlivened by the broad geographical span covered, including descriptions of territories in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Arabia and Persia.

Geoffrey Nash's introduction, notes and background material provide specialist historical analysis and biographical information informed by critical and theoretical perspectives relevant to the genre of travel writing. This anthology will satisfy the growing interest in the study of travel writing, in addition to offering the general reader valuable insights into British perceptions of the Middle East.

 

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Contents

The Ottoman Empire and Egypt
3
Persia
87
Travels in Central Asia
127
COLONIALISM AND RESISTANCE 18801950
139
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148
31
160
An Englishwoman in a Turkish Harem
176
58
187
87
219
Persia Iran
243
Bibliography
293
105
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About the author (2009)

Geoffrey P. Nash is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sunderland. His research interests include Arab writing in English, and travel writing on the Middle East.

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