Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Lowthian Bell

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ISBN: 1535451637

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Amurath to Amurath is the recollections of archaeologist Gertrude Bell's travels throughout the middle east during the early 20th century. Dozens of the original illustrations are included.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Lowthian Bell

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ISBN: 1695416546

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Traveller, archaeologist, mountaineer and diplomat, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) poured her extraordinary talents into a series of adventures through Europe and the Middle East. Addressing her experiences in Persia and Syria respectively, Safar Nameh (1894) and The Desert and the Sown (1907) are both reissued in this series. The present work, first published in 1911 and among Bell's most acclaimed, describes her recent expedition to Mesopotamia. She recounts her outward journey to the Abbasid palace of Ukhaidir and her return via Baghdad and Asia Minor. Notably discussing changes in the region after the rise of the Young Turks, including their easing of restrictions throughout the declining Ottoman Empire, Bell also saw this book as 'the attempt to record the daily life, the speech of those who had inherited the empty ground where empires had risen and expired'. Replete with photographs, it vividly opens up Middle Eastern history and archaeology.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Bell

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ISBN: 1546918116

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Amurath to Amurath is the recollections of archaeologist Gertrude Bell's travels throughout the middle east during the early 20th century. Amurath to Amurath is the recollections of archaeologist Gertrude Bell's travels throughout the middle east during the early 20th century. Dozens of the original illustrations are included. It describes her experiences during her journey that took her along the Euphrates river from Aleppo to Hit, then to Karbala and Baghdad. Dozens of the original illustrations are included.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465612830

Category: Iraq

Page: 369

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When I was pursuing along the banks of the Euphrates the leisurely course of oriental travel, I would sometimes wonder, sitting at night before my tent door, whether it would be possible to cast into shape the experiences that assailed me. And in that spacious hour, when the silence of the embracing wilderness was enhanced rather than broken by the murmur of the river, and by the sounds, scarcely less primeval, that wavered round the camp fire of my nomad hosts, the task broadened out into a shape which was in keeping with the surroundings. Not only would I set myself to trace the story that was scored upon the face of the earth by mouldering wall or half-choked dyke, by the thousand vestiges of former culture which were scattered about my path, but I would attempt to record the daily life and speech of those who had inherited the empty ground whereon empires had risen and expired. Even there, where the mind ranged out unhindered over the whole wide desert, and thought flowed as smoothly as the flowing stream—even there I would realize the difficulty of such an undertaking, and it was there that I conceived the desire to invoke your aid by setting your name upon the first page of my book. To you, so I promised myself, I could make clear the intention when accomplishment lagged far behind it. To you the very landscape would be familiar, though you had never set eyes upon it: the river and the waste which determined, as in your country of the Nile, the direction of mortal energies. And you, with your profound experience of the East, have learnt to reckon with the unbroken continuity of its history. Conqueror follows upon the heels of conqueror, nations are overthrown and cities topple down into the dust, but the conditions of existence are unaltered and irresistibly they fashion the new age in the likeness of the old. “Amurath an Amurath succeeds” and the tale is told again. Where past and present are woven so closely together, the habitual appreciation of the divisions of time slips insensibly away. Yesterday’s raid and an expedition of Shalmaneser fall into the same plane; and indeed what essential difference lies between them? But the reverberation of ancient fame sounds more richly in the ears than the voice of modern achievement. The banks of the Euphrates echo with ghostly alarums; the Mesopotamian deserts are full of the rumour of phantom armies; you will not blame me if I passed among them “trattando l’ombre come cosa salda.”

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Bell

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ISBN: 1706711840

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Page: 372

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Traveller, archaeologist, mountaineer and diplomat, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) poured her extraordinary talents into a series of adventures through Europe and the Middle East. Addressing her experiences in Persia and Syria respectively, Safar Nameh (1894) and The Desert and the Sown (1907) are both reissued in this series. The present work, first published in 1911 and among Bell's most acclaimed, describes her recent expedition to Mesopotamia. She recounts her outward journey to the Abbasid palace of Ukhaidir and her return via Baghdad and Asia Minor. Notably discussing changes in the region after the rise of the Young Turks, including their easing of restrictions throughout the declining Ottoman Empire, Bell also saw this book as 'the attempt to record the daily life, the speech of those who had inherited the empty ground where empires had risen and expired'. Replete with photographs, it vividly opens up Middle Eastern history and archaeology.Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July 1868 - 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926 Bell

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 134017054X

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Page: 502

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In Search of Kings and Conquerors

In Search of Kings and Conquerors

Author: Lisa Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857728050

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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At the height of her career, Bell journeyed into the heart of the Middle East retracing the steps of the ancient rulers who left tangible markers of their presence in the form of castles, palaces, mosques, tombs and temples. Among the many sites she visited were Ephesus, Binbirkilise and Carchemish in modern-day Turkey as well as Ukhaidir, Babylon and Najaf within the borders of modern Iraq. Lisa Cooper here explores Bell's achievements, emphasizing the tenacious, inquisitive side of her extraordinary personality, the breadth of her knowledge and her overall contribution to the archaeology of the Middle East. Featuring many of Bell's own photographs, this is a unique portrait of a remarkable life.

Amurath to Amurath

Amurath to Amurath

Author: Gertrude Bell

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781629172859

Category: History

Page: 500

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Gertrude Bell was an extraordinary woman who did what most women or men, even today, would dream of doing. Her travels opened doors to the Western world about the life and culture of the Middle East. This book traces her journey through Mesopotamia. It feels as fresh and energetic today, over 100 years later, as it did when it was first published in 1911. It also includes the short biography, “Queen of the Desert” by Fergus Mason.