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

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Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archaeologist, traveller and 'orientalist'. A remarkable woman in male-dominated Edwardian society, she shunned convention by eschewing marriage and family for an academic career and extensive travelling. But her private life was marred by the tragedy, vulnerability and frustration that were key to her quest both for a British dominated Middle East and relief from the torture of her romantic failures. Through her vivid writings, she brought the Arab world alive for ...

A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq 2013, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781780766812

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A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq 2006, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781850434153

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