Tales from the Queen of the Desert

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Taking its title from Werner Herzog's recent film about Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), this book presents two works by the intrepid archaeologist and traveller who was to play a significant role in the Middle East during the First World War. Persian Pictures (1894) describes Bell's journey to visit her uncle, then British Minister at Tehran, Persia, in 1892; in Syria: The Desert and the Sown (1907) she describes the deserts and cities of 'Greater Syria'.

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Tales from the Queen of the Desert

Tales from the Queen of the Desert

Paperback286pp

9781843915478     Product Code: 224502

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Taking its title from Werner Herzog's recent film about Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), this book presents two works by the intrepid archaeologist and traveller who was to play a significant role in the Middle East during the First World War. Persian Pictures (1894) describes Bell's journey to visit her uncle, then British Minister at Tehran, Persia, in 1892; in Syria: The Desert and the Sown (1907) she describes the deserts and cities of 'Greater Syria'.

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