Geographies of contact : Britain, the Middle East and the circulation of knowledge / Hélène Ibata, Caroline Lehni, Fanny Moghaddassi, Nader Nasiri-Moghaddam.

  • Strasbourg : Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, [2017]
  • copyright 2017
290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.


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  • "Études orientales, slaves et néo-helléniques"
Including the proceedings of a conference held in Strasbourg, France, June 2014.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Scripting the orient -- Staging English Contacts with, the Middle East in Mandeville's Travels / Fanny Moghaddassi -- Mandeville as a mediator between the English and the Middle East -- The reader's imaginary contact with the Middle East -- Staging contacts with the Middle East -- Gregory Wortabet "of Bayroot, Syria" A Failed Encounter? / Jacqueline Jondot -- The British in Persia in the late Qajar Era: New Historical Evidence / Yann Richard -- A tribal monarchy distrustful of political modernity -- European influence or interference -- An agent of imperialism -- Two French observera -- 2. Mapping the orient -- The English in the Levant in the 12th and 13di Centuries: New Geographical and Cartographic Approaches in the Wake of the Crusades / Damien Coulon -- Conflicted Cartographies of a Peninsula: Deconstructing Fraser Hunter's 1908 Map of Arabia / Daniel Foliard -- Collecting and sharing knowledge: maps and their flaws -- Documenting Yemen -- Locating the Persian Gulf: the Indian Political Service and its sub-empire -- Musil and Huber: colonial competition in the Peninsula and internationalism -- "Native" information and local cartographies: ambivalent topographies -- 3. Objects transferred -- Ottoman Things in Early-Modern England / Gerald Maclean -- The Somerset House Painting -- Oriental Objects in 17th Century English Cabinets of Curiosities: The Tradescant Collection / Christoph Heyl -- 4. Sites turned into sights -- The Orient at Leicester Square: Virtual Visual Encounters in the First Panoramas / Hélène Ibata -- Ottoman settings and military campaigns: the dual purposes of panoramic battle scenes -- Topographic panoramas: the limitations of the geographical gaze -- British Travellers in the Isthmas of Suez, from Napoleon's Campaign (1798) to die Construction of the Canal (1859) / Hélène Braeuner -- Framing Istanbul: Resonances of the Photography of James Robertson in Envisioning the City / Wendy Shaw -- 5. Orientalist contact zones -- Jules Mohl: A Missing Link in the Complex Network of Nineteenth-Century Orientalism? / Isabelle Gadoin -- The Victorian discovery of the great Persian epic -- The quest for Jules Mohl -- A plea for "connected histories" -- The First British and French Archaeological Investigations in Susa during die 19th Century / Nader Nasiri-Moghaddam -- Susa and the pioneering British archaeologists in the 19th century -- Dieulafoy's mission: the first step of French archaeology in Iran -- Excavation campaign 1884-85: violation of the convention -- Excavation campaign 1885-86: closing the works -- Dialogues with the Dead, and with the Living too! British Egyptology Societies and die Politics of Preservation (1882-1898) / Stéphanie Prevost -- Egyptian Antiquities for Egyptians -- Maspero and the Egypt Exploration Fund (1879-1886): A Gentleman's Agreement? -- Misunderstandings-about preservation and mounting Anglo-French rivalry (1886-1898) -- 6. Transposing legal and political principles -- Irish Nationalist MPs and the Egyptian Revolt of 1881-1882: An Example of Cross-Imperial Solidarity? / Pauline Collombier-Lakeman -- Events in Egypt in 1881-1882
  • Events in Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations in 1881-1882 -- The involvement of Irish nationalist MPs in the debates on Egypt -- Questioning the reasons for going to war -- Warning about the impact of the war -- Genuine anti-imperialists? -- The Murder of Bibi Asilah: A failed early mixed-court case in Qajar Iran / Willem Floor -- What happened? -- What was the motive for the murder? -- The British Resident asks the qâzi to judge the crime -- The qâzi states there is no case -- The qâzi clarifies his position -- The British Resident investigates the crime, after the governor declines to do so -- The British Resident asks the Tehran government to intervene -- Tehran summons the perpetrators, but the governor delays implementation -- One alleged perpetrator too ill to be moved -- The victim's brother is offered immunity in exchange for his testimony -- Two alleged perpetrators leave for Tehran -- Discussion.
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