From Empire to Orient: Travellers to the Middle East, 1830-1926

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This book offers an alternative perspective on Britain's late imperial period by looking at the lives and the writings of the men who chose to defy the conventional social and political attitudes of the British ruling classes towards the Near East. Between the Greek revolt in 1830 and the fall of the Caliphate in 1924 a different kind of voice was heard that was both anti-Imperialist and pro-Islamic. Geoffrey Nash places David Urquhart passionate belief in the ideal of municipal government in Turkey, W.S. Blunt's enthusiasm for the Egyptian reformers of the Azhar, E.G. Browne's zeal for the Persian revolution and Marmaduke Pickthall's advocacy of the cause of the Young Turks into their political and historical context and into the context of their writings.

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Geoffrey P. Nash is Lecturer in English at the Univerisity of Sunderland.

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'By using a variety of original sources, Nash provides a vivid mixture of travel writing and cultural history in the context of international politics...Nash's survey of extensive travel writing refreshes and deepens our understanding of Orientalism...' 'A strong challenge to Said's famous "Oriental" formulations.' The Sunday Tribune 'A vivid mixture of travel writing, cultural history, and international politics.' - The Middle East Magazine 'Full of fascinating detail and provides some valuable insights on which those seeking today to re-order the Middle East could usefully reflect.'- Asian Affairs

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