Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The Desert and the Sown

The Desert and the Sown

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108021593

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available for inspection. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an inspection copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Athletic, intellectual and sensitive, even in her youth, Gertrude Bell was an ideal chronicler for a public fascinated by the Orient. Blending descriptions of customs, communities, archaeology, agriculture, The Desert and the Sown (1907) recounts a dramatic portion of her expedition across Syria. Enriched by over three hundred photographic illustrations, Bell's prose leads readers from the Mosque of 'Umar to the shores of the Dead Sea, the Castle of Salkhad and the dramatic landmarks of Kanawāt. Notwithstanding the inclusion of such picturesque sites, the author never allows the spectacular to overshadow the significant. As she herself professed, her narrative contains frequent references to the 'conditions of unimportant persons', arguing that 'they do not appear so unimportant to one who is in their midst'. As such, this volume reflects a compassionate and respectful attitude to other civilizations, the implications of which are as significant today as they were to Bell's contemporaries.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108021593
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 161 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Jerusalem to Salt
    2. Salt to Tneib
    3. Tneib to Najereh
    4. Jebel el 'Alya to Salkhad
    5. Salkhad to Saleh
    6. Saleh to Damascus
    7. Damascus
    8. Damascus to Homs
    9. Homs to Hamah
    10. Hamah to Apamea
    11. Apamea to Aleppo
    12. Aleppo to Basufan
    13. Basufan to Antioch
    14. Antioch
    Index.

  • Author

    Gertrude Lowthian Bell

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×