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Gertrude Bell’s Perception of Faisal I of Iraq and the Anglo-Arab Romance

Myriam Yakoubi

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyses Gertrude Bell’s perception of King Faisal I during the former’s time as Oriental Secretary in Iraq. It tackles Gertrude Bell’s vision of Arabia as an authentic and pure area, ... More


Fragments of a Mirror: The Writing of Gertrude Bell

Tamara Chalabi

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter proposes to explore the writing of Gertrude Bell through a few prisms: first, her interest in history and archaeology, and second, her private letters. It will examine how Bell’s ... More


Gertrude Bell: Pioneer, Anti-Suffragist, Feminist Icon?

Helen Berry

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This essay explores Gertrude Bell’s life and career from the broader perspective of women’s history in Britain. It presents new research that uncovers Bell’s little-known leadership of the northern ... More


Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book seeks to re-evaluate the life and legacy of Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868–1926), the renowned scholar, explorer, writer, archaeologist and British civil servant. In 12 chapters, written by a ... More


Imperial Ladies

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Both suffragists and anti-suffragists laid claim to the mantle of empire. This chapter outlines the general imperial contours of the suffrage debate, and examines male definitions of an imperialist ... More


A Woman’s Place: Spatial Dynamics of the Orient

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 8 This chapter discusses the complex strategies, from transposition of the home space to aesthetic discourse, used by women travel writers to access the Oriental space while avoiding censure. ... More


Gertrude Bell and the Evolution of the Library Tradition in Iraq

Ian Johnson

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Gertrude Bell’s involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and ... More


Gertrude Bell and the Antiquities Law of Iraq

Magnus T. Bernhardsson

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As Director of Antiquities in the nascent Iraq, Gertrude Bell was instrumental in laying the groundwork for all archaeological work in the country, including formulating antiquities legislation. ... More


Gertrude Bell in the Archive of the Iraq Museum

Lamia Al-Gailani Werr

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

It is unfortunate that most of what is written and researched on Gertrude Bell tends to give a scant or short account of her work on the Antiquities Department. Most of the documents on her work in ... More


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