FROM EMPIRE TO ORIENT

TRAVELLERS TO THE MIDDLE EAST 1830-1926
By (author)GEOFFREY NASH

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This book offers an alternative perspective on Britain’s late imperial period by looking at the lives and the writings of the men who chose to defy the conventional social and political attitudes of the British ruling classes towards the Near East. Between the Greek revolt in 1830 and the fall of the Caliphate in 1924 a different kind of voice was heard that was both anti-Imperialist and pro-Islamic. Geoffrey Nash places David Urquhart passionate belief in the ideal of municipal government in Turkey, W.S. Blunt’s enthusiasm for the Egyptian reformers of the Azhar, E.G. Browne’s zeal for the Persian revolution and Marmaduke Pickthall’s advocacy of the cause of the Young Turks into their political and historical context and into the context of their writings.
ISBN: 185043767X
Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
Subtitle: TRAVELLERS TO THE MIDDLE EAST 1830-1926
Author: GEOFFREY NASH

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185043767X

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2005

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252

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Geoffrey P. Nash is Lecturer in English at the University of Sunderland.

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