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

@inproceedings{Lukitz2006AQI,
  title={A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq},
  author={Liora Lukitz},
  year={2006}
}
  • Liora Lukitz
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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