Disordered Ordering: Mapping the Divisions of the Ottoman Empire

  title={Disordered Ordering: Mapping the Divisions of the Ottoman Empire},
  author={Karen Culcasi},
  journal={Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization},
  pages={17 - 2}
  • Karen Culcasi
  • Published 18 April 2014
  • History
  • Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization
The division of the Arab territories of the Ottoman Empire following World War I was a formative and highly contentious process in which maps played an integral role. The British and French delegates who parcelled out the Ottoman Empire created and altered maps in a succession of treaties and conferences that would lead to the reordering of these territories into new imperially mandated states. This article examines the maps that British delegates used and created during the war years and in… 

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