The Resource A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert
Title
A woman in Arabia
Title remainder
the writings of the Queen of the Desert
Statement of responsibility
Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1868-1926
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
Dewey number
956/.02/092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS208
  • DA566.9.B39
LC item number
  • .B35 2015
  • A25 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Howell, Georgina
Series statement
Penguin Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Travelers
  • Women travelers
  • Archaeologists
  • Women archaeologists
  • Asianists
  • Women Asianists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The linguist -- The poet -- The "person" -- The mountaineer -- The archaeologist -- The desert traveler -- The lover -- The prisoner -- The war worker -- The intrusives -- The nation builder -- The kingmaker -- The courtier
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881869814
  • 1341480
  • (OCoLC)ocn881869814
  • 1341480
Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The linguist -- The poet -- The "person" -- The mountaineer -- The archaeologist -- The desert traveler -- The lover -- The prisoner -- The war worker -- The intrusives -- The nation builder -- The kingmaker -- The courtier
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881869814
  • 1341480
  • (OCoLC)ocn881869814
  • 1341480

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