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The Mid-Victorian Perspective: A Fragmented East

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter first shows the diversity of the agendas underlying the survey of the Middle East–to-be in the mid-19th century. It examines the haphazard processes that lay behind the mapmaking. The ... More


Oriental Designs

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter describes the explosion of large-scale maps and the multiplication of increasingly scientific surveys that followed the intensifying involvement of Britain in the East. It demonstrates ... More


Illustrating the Bible: Travel, Archaeology, and Modernity in Mandated Biblical Lands

Billie Melman

in Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, 1914-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198824558
eISBN:
9780191863332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824558.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography, Cultural History

Chapter 2 is the first of three chapters that explore the resilience of a biblical culture of antiquity and the scriptural framework that served to comprehend the Near Eastern past. Scriptural ... More


Cities of David: Planning and Excavating Jerusalem

Billie Melman

in Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, 1914-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198824558
eISBN:
9780191863332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824558.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography, Cultural History

Chapter 3 explores the search, during the 1920s, for the origins of David’s city and a monotheistic Jerusalem. It recovers international, metropolitan, and local mandate initiatives for verifying the ... More


Introduction: Walter Besant Now

Kevin A. Morrison

in Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620351
eISBN:
9781789623901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the 1880s and 1890s Walter Besant was one of Britain’s most lionized living novelists. Today he is one of the least read Victorian fiction writers of comparable standing. In addition to outlining ... More


Labeling the East

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Where did Africa end? When were you really East in the 19th century? Geographic delineations are the result of a variety of historical legacies, physical realities, imagined ethnicities. This chapter ... More


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