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T. E. Lawrence and his Biographers *

Brian Holden Reid

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the biographies written about the role of British Lieutenant Colonel T. E. Lawrence in the Arab Revolt during World War I. The Lawrence legend in its fullest sense was the ... More


The First World War and British Military History

Brian Bond (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book is a study of the historiography of the First World War. The First World War remains controversial in its conduct and broader implications, and this volume explores many issues which ... More


Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


The Empire of the Air

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 traces the literary response to the seductive futurist appeal and colonialist genealogy of air power in two World Wars. After the Great War, the “empire of the air” was celebrated as a ... More


Oxford—Civitas Mei, Civitas Dei

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Curtis was elected to a Fellowship at All Souls, renewing an attachment to Oxford that lasted for the rest of his life. Influential American industrialists and academics and Dominion magnates ... More


Prometheus

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Prometheus (2012) provides ample material for cyborg criticism in the figure of its android protagonist, David. Modelling himself after the archaeologist, promoter of Arab nationalism and British spy ... More


‘I didn’t know there could be such writing’: The Aesthetic Intimacy of E. M. Forster and T. E. Lawrence

Medd Jodie

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Medd examines the correspondence between E.M. Forster and T.E. Lawrence, in which new possibilities of both male intimacy and masculine self-understanding were achieved through an exchange of writing ... More


Literary Culture

Valentine Cunningham

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the literary culture of the university during the period from 1914 to 1970. Twentieth-century Oxford contained an extraordinary matrix of extraordinary literary talent. It ... More


The Golden Ass and the Golden Warrior

Sonia Sabnis

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the reception of Robert Graves’s translation of Apuleius’s Golden Ass and its relation to his friendship with T. E. Lawrence. A claim in its American publication—that Lawrence ... More


The Last Jihad and the End of Hijra, 1911–1920

Allan Christelow

in Algerians without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037554
eISBN:
9780813043975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037554.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins with the Italian invasion of Libya, which reinvigorated the Pan Islam movement, and the French decision to impose military conscription on Algerian Muslims, which set off a new ... More


Guerrillas and the ‘Sultan’s Mule’

Nicholas J. Saunders

in Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter addresses how the First World War revitalised the Hejaz Railway, but not always as the new Turkish government, their German allies, or the British could have foreseen. No one could have ... More


Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Nicholas J. Saunders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book explores the once-hidden conflict landscape along the Hejaz Railway in the desert sands of southern Jordan. Built at the beginning of the twentieth century. This railway track stretched ... More


Final Films

Ruth Barton

in Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147093
eISBN:
9780813151496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses rumors that Ingram might have converted to Islam. It describes his final films and his increasing difficulty in keeping abreast of Hollywood filmmaking techniques. It discusses ... More


Colonel Lawrence and Colonel Blimp

Alan Allport

in Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the experience of the British Army during the First World War that was so profound, so terrible, that by 1935 it was talked of only with a sigh of never again. Between the ... More


Conclusion: The Whole House of Strategy, Perilous Dualism

Colin S Gray

in Perspectives on Strategy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674275
eISBN:
9780191752285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674275.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 concludes the analytical focusing by arguing for the coherence and compatibility of the five perspectives examined in the preceding chapters. This chapter reveals a story arc that is really ... More


‘Essentially a Moral Problem’: Robert Graves and the Politics of the Plain Prose Translation

Philip Burton

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates why Robert Graves so consistently and explicitly adopts a ‘plain-prose’ translation technique even when translating authors as varied as Apuleius, Lucan, Suetonius, and ... More


Falling Into Places

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/9780226451473.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter sets out to assess the effects of the militarization of the region’s cartography during the first world war. It calls into question the traditional assumption that the “Middle East” only ... More


Graves on War and the Late Antique: Count Belisarius and his World

Jon Coulston

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Graves’s interest in the late antique world of the general Belisarius, subject of his novel Count Belisarius. It evaluates Graves’s use of literary sources, principally the ... More


Sex and the Last Stand

Miles Hollingworth

in Ludwig Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190873998
eISBN:
9780190874025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873998.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

And what about Heidegger and Kant and the whole history of Western philosophy? Isn’t the final metaphor for a science that doesn’t think and an imperative that is categorical the vision that we are ... More


A Somewhat Dour Introduction

William Ian Miller

in Outrageous Fortune: Gloomy Reflections on Luck and Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197530689
eISBN:
9780197530887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530689.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introduction offers an overview of the basic themes of the book, highlighting the author’s sense of gloom and doom, his view of life as a series of failures in a game of humiliation as the score ... More


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