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Author Nash, Geoffrey.

Title From empire to orient : travellers to the Middle East, 1830-1926 / Geoffrey P. Nash
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2005
New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan
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Contents Britain, Islam and empire : some dissenting voices -- David Urquhart and the patronage of the east -- W.S. Blunt : from oriental traveller to anti-imperialist agitator -- Lord Curzon and Britain's empire in the east -- Edward Granville Browne and the Persian 'awakening' -- Marmaduke Pickthall and the governance of Islam
Summary "From Empire to Orient offers an alternative perspective on Britain's late imperial period by looking at the lives and writings of the men who defied the conventional attitudes of their day. Members of the British ruling class began travelling to the Near East in unprecedented numbers between the Greek revolt in 1830 and the fall of the Caliphate in 1924. Since the publication of Edward Said's Orientalism, this historical encounter has been viewed in the context of the West's political and cultural domination over the East. What has rarely received attention is the impact of the East upon the West in this period. Geoffrey Nash discusses those who were so profoundly affected by their travels that their cultural allegiances shifted and they came to oppose Western imperialism." "Drawing together an apparently diverse collection of characters such as the eccentric politician/diplomat David Urquhart, who fought in the Greek war of independence, or the renegade Orientalist EG Browne, who zealously supported the Persian revolution, Nash discerns a genuine discourse of dissent."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-245) and index
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Subject Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922 -- Political and social views
Pickthall, Marmaduke, 1875-1936 -- Political and social views
Urquhart, David, 1805-1877 -- Political and social views
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen 1840-1922
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen.
Browne, Edward Granville 1862-1926
Browne, Edward Granville.
Pickthall, Marmaduke, 1875-1936
Urquhart, David 1805-1877
Urquhart, David, 1805-1877
Urquhart, David.
Anti-imperialist movements -- Great Britain -- History
Anti-imperialist movements.
British & Irish history.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Political and social views.
Public opinion, British.
Middle East -- Foreign public opinion, British -- History -- 19th century
Middle East -- Foreign public opinion, British -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain.
Middle East.
Naher Osten
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 075560802X