Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East

Iedereen geinteresseerd in architectuur, geschiedenis van het Midden-Oosten moet dit boek aanschaffen. Er zijn veel voorbeelden en prachtige foto’s van unieke vindplaatsen in Turkije, Syrie, Jordanie, Irak. Waarvan er helaas weer veel ervan kapot zijn gemaakt door IS (Daesh).

In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle EastLisa Cooper

At the height of her career, Bell journeyed into the heart of the Middle East retracing the steps of the ancient rulers who left tangible markers of their presence in the form of castles, palaces, mosques, tombs and temples. Among the many sites she visited were Ephesus, Binbirkilise and Carchemish in modern-day Turkey as well as Ukhaidir, Babylon and Najaf within the borders of modern Iraq. Lisa Cooper here explores Bell’s achievements, emphasizing the tenacious, inquisitive side of her extraordinary personality, the breadth of her knowledge and her overall contribution to the archaeology of the Middle East. Featuring many of Bell’s own photographs, this is a unique portrait of a remarkable life.

Imprint: I.B.TaurisPublisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
HardbackISBN: 9781848854987Publication Date: 30 Jan 2016Number of Pages: 192Height: 234Width: 156Illustrations: 80 bw integrated, line drawings

Bron: http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/Biography%20%20True%20Stories/Biography%20general/Biography%20historical%20political%20%20milit

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