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DOWNLOAD Ø The Desert and the Sown: The Syrian Adventures of the Female Lawrence of Arabia ¾ A seeming contradiction Gertrude Bell was both a proper Victorian and an intrepid explorer of the Arabian wilderness She was a close friend of T E Lawrence and played an important role in creating thNd of T E Lawrence and played an important role in creating the modern map of the Middle East after World War I The Desert and the Sown i. This is an amazing travel journal of its time Gertrude Bell was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford had some facility with languages and little fear She spent some time travelling around Persia and the modern middle east by herself albeit with guides and staff meeting interesting people and investigating whatever ruins and historical places that she could Desert and the Sown was first published in 1907 which makes the travel and the photographs as much as I yearned for colour and better uality all that amazing The first world war is about to happen and you can sense the tension between the Arabs and the Turks as well as get a very minor perspective on the “Armenian issue” An excellent read for those students of middle east history

The Desert and the Sown The Syrian Adventures of the Female Lawrence of ArabiaNd of T E Lawrence and played an important role in creating the modern map of the Middle East after World War I The Desert and the Sown i. This is an amazing travel journal of its time Gertrude Bell was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford had some facility with languages and little fear She spent some time travelling around Persia and the modern middle east by herself albeit with guides and staff meeting interesting people and investigating whatever ruins and historical places that she could Desert and the Sown was first published in 1907 which makes the travel and the photographs as much as I yearned for colour and better uality all that amazing The first world war is about to happen and you can sense the tension between the Arabs and the Turks as well as get a very minor perspective on the “Armenian issue” An excellent read for those students of middle east history

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The Desert and the Sown: The Syrian Adventures of the Female Lawrence of Arabia Á A seeming contradiction Gertrude Bell was both a proper Victorian and an intrepid explorer of the Arabian wilderness She was a close frie. I'm way late getting to any kind of review on this so things have faded a bit so I'll keep it short I really liked Bell's voice in this She's an excellent writer I found this title after being put off by a Penguin title A Woman in Arabia The Writings of the ueen of the Desert That title I believe was meant to accompany a recent Werner Herzog movie on Bell The movie bombed The book was structured in such as show the many facets of Bell's personality Poet explorer linguist etc By going down that road of snippets those too brief glimpses never really allowed for Bell's voice to truly emerge In The Desert and the Sown Bell's voice does indeed emerge and it's uite impressive The book is about Bell's 1905 journey from Jericho to Antioch with lots of stops and ruin crawling along the way Whether it be her travelling companions meals the landscape and weather or the various ruins themselves Bell's eye for detail and precise but also elouent phrasing capture the reader's imagination It's a different Syria than the current bloodstained version Some of the ruins Bell describes have been destroyed by ISIS Others are in danger Such books in the age of Google are really enhanced by uick searches to view the sights described Note The version of Desert and Sown is available as free Kindle download There were no pictures and a some typos but nothing too annoying READ ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Gertrude Bell

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Gertrude Bell È 8 DOWNLOAD S a chronicle illustrated by over 160 photos of Bell's 1905 journey from Jericho to Antioch a land of warring tribes under Turkish contro. Gertrude Bell’s travelogue about her caravan camelhorse ride from Jerusalem through Syria where she visited Aleppo Antioch and Shiraz She met Druze Kurds and multiple Arab tribes each with their identity tied to place of birth She learned about inter tribe hostilities and the struggle to hold onto land livestock and possessionsGertrude spoke Arabic and studied ancient archeology As she traveled through Syria she photographed antiuity architecture and described each site poetically in order to create this magical bookAs a single woman she was respected and accepted by Arab men who saw her as their protector and called her ‘ueen of the Desert’ Her bravery and fortitude during war time was rather remarkable and extraordinary