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From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia By James Canton From Cairo to Baghdad British Travellers in Arabia Until the s British travelers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region as the Br
  • Title: From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia
  • Author: James Canton
  • ISBN: 9781848856967
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia By James Canton Until the 1880s, British travelers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region, as the British seized power in Egypt, the very nature of travel to the Middle East changed Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves visiting the region as British influenceUntil the 1880s, British travelers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region, as the British seized power in Egypt, the very nature of travel to the Middle East changed Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves visiting the region as British influence increased Missionaries, soldiers and spies as well as tourists and explorers started to visit the area, creating an ever bigger supply of writers, and market for their books In a similar fashion, as the Empire receded in the wake of World War II, so did the whole tradition of Middle East travel writing.In this elegantly crafted book, James Canton examines over one hundred primary sources, from forgotten gems to the classics of T E Lawrence, Thesiger, and Philby He analyzes the relationship between Empire and author, showing how the one influenced the other, leading to a vast array of texts that might never have been produced had it not been for the ambitions of Imperial Britain This work makes for essential reading for all of those interested in the literature of Empire, travel writing and the Middle East.
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    1. James Canton

      James Canton teaches the Wild Writing MA course at the University of Essex, exploring the fascinating ties between literature and the landscape of East Anglia He has run workshops to encourage writing on nature and landscape and is the author of Out of Essex Re Imagining a Literary Landscape, which was inspired by rural wanderings in the county.

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    1. The title pretty much sums up this book It s about British travelers in Arabia in the 19th and 20th centuries If you like historical travel writing and want to read choice snippets from primary sources with some history and background information on the authors included, you will like this book Primarily focuses on KSA and Yemen with a chapter on Baghdad.


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