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Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926

Works: 311 works in 1,133 publications in 10 languages and 19,992 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Editor, Honoree, Collector
Classifications: PK6465.Z31, 891.5511
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The Thousand and one churches by William Mitchell Ramsay( )

40 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian pictures by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

46 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her remarkable intellectual abilities and masculine demeanour make Persian Pictures, her first publication on an Eastern subject, all the more interesting."--Geoffrey NashWhen Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East, which evolved into a deep understanding of its cultures and people. This vivid and impressionistic series of sketches, her first foray into writing, is an evocative meditation that moves between Persia's heroic past and its long decline; the public face of Tehran and the otherworldly 'secret, mysterious life of the East', the lives of its women, its lush, enclosed gardens; from the bustling cities to the lonely wastelands of Khorasan
Syria, the desert & the sown by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

51 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRAVEL WRITING. Gertrude Bell traveller, scholar, archaeologist, spy was one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East in the 20th century. With T.E. Lawrence, she was a significant force behind the Arab Revolt and was responsible for creating the boundaries of the modern state of Iraq, as well as installing the Hashemite dynasty, with Faisal I as king, in Iraq and Transjordan. Her knowledge of the Arab world was forged through decades of travel and the relationships she built across Arabia with tribal leaders and kings, who referred to her as Umm al Mumineen, or Mother of the Faithful. In the winter of 1906, she undertook an often dangerous journey through Greater Syria - Damascus, Jerusalem, Beirut, Antioch and Alexandretta - and her portrait of the landscapes, people and customs of a part of the world that very few had explored at the time is now a classic of travel writing
The desert and the sown by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to transcend the social constraints of Victorian England, Gertrude Bell left the comforts of her privileged life for the unconventional-but thrilling-world of the Middle East. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia and became passionately drawn to the Arab people, the language, and their architecture. A skilled archeologist, historian, and linguist, Bell traveled the world and wrote compelling, perceptive accounts of her daring journeys. The Desert and the Sown is considered to be one of her masterpieces. A magnificent account of personal discovery and political history, this intriguing narrative traces Bell's 1905 sojourn through Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. With an eye for vivid detail, "the female Lawrence of Arabia" offers intriguing images from her often dangerous "wild travel" through regions never seen by another foreign woman. One hundred sixty extraordinary photos illustrate camel caravans; ruins of castles and monasteries; local markets and bazaars; Damascus with its gardens, domes, and minarets; and more. But it's Bell's impressions and conversations with contacts and confidantes of varied cultures that will hold you captive. An inspiring portrait of a woman who overcame the barriers of her generation, as well as a piece of history that offers insight into current events in the Middle East, The Desert and the Sown is fascinating reading for travelers, explorers, and citizens of the world. Map included
Amurath to Amurath by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

41 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gertrude Bell the well-known explorer and archaeologist began her extensive travels in the Near East in 1892. In her trips, she surveyed and photographed the areas which she visited and investigated archaeological sites. Due to her extensive knowledge of the area, she became a target for recruitment by British Intelligence. Amurath to Amurath is an account of some of her travels in the Middle East."--Jacket
The desert and the sown : the Syrian adventures of the female Lawrence of Arabia by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the standards of any age, the life of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was extraordinary. During her travels in the Middle East, she rode with bandits; was captured by Bedouins; and sojourned in a harem. Her colleagues and friends included Winston Churchill, T.E. Lawrence, and Arabian sheiks. During World War I she worked for British intelligence and later played a crucial role in creating the modern Middle East." "Bell's adventurous career belied her privileged upbringing and sharply contrasted with an era when the parlor and the nursery marked the expected, conventional boundaries of an Englishwoman's life. (Still, it would take Bell a dozen years to be recognized by, and admitted to, the patriarchal Royal Geographical Society.)" "Passionate about Arabia, then an inhospitable land of nomadic and warring tribes under Turkish control, she wrote this now classic account of her 1905 trip across the Syrian Desert from Jericho to Antioch. To read it is to be transported."--Jacket
Teachings of Hafiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amida: Matériaux pour l'épigraphie et l'histoire musulmanes du Diyar-bekr by Max van Berchem( Book )

13 editions published in 1910 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents articles on such social problems as corporate power, economic crisis, sexism, racism, and inequality
Poems from the Divan of Hafiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

14 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The churches and monasteries of the Ṭur ʻAbdin by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 1982 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churches and monasteries of the Tûr 'Abdîn and neighbouring districts by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

26 editions published between 1913 and 1978 in English and German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palace and mosque at Ukhaidir; a study in early Mohammadan architecture by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

21 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a history and description of the excavation of the eighth-century palace and mosque at Ukhaidir, in what is modern-day Iraq
The Hafez poems of Gertrude Bell : with the original Persian on the facing page by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia by P. J Rich( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gertrude Bell was one of a select group of Western Arabists who helped create the modern Middle East. She was arguably the single most influential individual in Iraq when, in the aftermath of World War I, the British attempted to create a nation out of regions that had long been different provinces of the Ottoman Empire. She was called upon to produce this succinct but insightful volume us a guide for the military officers and civil servants who were attempting to create an Iraqi government." "A long dispute over whether the volume was actually written by her is settled in Dr. Paul Rich's introduction. It not only is written by Bell, but the reader can see in what she chooses to emphasize just what her awn views are on the course that the development of Iraq should take."--Jacket
The Arab war; confidential information for General headquarters from Getrude Bell, being despatches from the secret "Arab bulletin." by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of the civil administration of Mesopotamia by Iraq( Book )

10 editions published between 1920 and 1986 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper gives an account of the Civil Administrator of Mesopotamia during the British military occupation, that is to say, down to the summer of the present year [1920] when, a mandate for Mesopotamia having been accepted by Great Britain, steps were being taken for the early establishment of an Arab government. His Majesty's government called for a report on this difficult period from the Acting Civil Commissioner, who entrusted the preparation of it to Miss Gertrude L. Bell, C.B.E. India Office, 3rd December 1920."
Hafiz : the mystic poets by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of heaven : poems of Hafiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the fourteenth-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. Little is known about the poet's life, and there are more legends than facts relating to the particulars of his existence. This mythic quality is entirely appropriate for the man known as "The Interpreter of Mysteries" and "The Tongue of the Hidden," whose verse is regarded as oracular by those seeking guidance and attempting to realize wishes. A mere fraction of what is presumed to have been an extensive body of work survives. This collection is derived from Hafiz's Divan (collected poems), a classic of Sufism. The short poems, called ghazals, are sonnet-like arrangements of varied numbers of couplets. In the tradition of Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, each poem corresponds to two interpretations, sensual and mystic. This outstanding translation of Hafiz's poetry was created by historian and Arabic scholar Gertrude Bell, who observed, "These are the utterances of a great poet, the imaginative interpreter of the heart of man; they are not of one age, or of another, but for all time." Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The letters of Gertrude Bell by Gertrude Lowthian Bell( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of the famous woman traveler who played so large a part in the foundation of the Arab Kingdom of Iraq after World War I
The gift : poems by the great Sufi master by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. With this collection of 250 of Hafiz's most intimate poems, translator Ladinsky has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line imparts the qualities of this spiritual teacher: an audacious love that empowers lives, profound knowledge, wild generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.--From publisher description
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Teachings of Hafiz The gift : poems by the great Sufi master
Persian picturesThe desert and the sownAmurath to AmurathThe desert and the sown : the Syrian adventures of the female Lawrence of ArabiaTeachings of HafizPalace and mosque at Ukhaidir; a study in early Mohammadan architectureThe Hafez poems of Gertrude Bell : with the original Persian on the facing pageIraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia
Alternative Names
Bell, G. L.

Bell, G.L. 1868-1926

Bell, G. L. (Gertrude Lowthian), 1868-1926

Bell Gertrude

Bell Gertrude 1868-1926

Bell, Gertrude L. 1868-1926

Bell, Gertrude Lowthian

Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926

Bell, Gertrude M. 1868-1926

Bell Gertrude Margaret Lowthian

Bell Gertrude Margaret Lowthian 1868-1926

Bell, Gertrute Margret Lowthian 1868-1926

Bil, Girtrūd Mārgrit Laws̲iyān 1868-1926

Bill, Girtrud Margrit Lawsiyan 1868-1926

Gertruda Bell

Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell archeologa, politica e scrittrice britannica

Gertrude Bell brita vojaĝverkisto kaj historiisto

Gertrude Bell britische Reiseschriftstellerin und Historikerin

Gertrude Bell Brits ontdekkingsreizigster (1868-1926)

Gertrude Bell brittiläinen tutkimusmatkailija, kirjailija, poliittinen virkailija, arkeologi ja vakooja

Gertrude Bell English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy

Gertrude Bell Escritora, viaxeira, arqueóloga e espía británica

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

Lowthian Bell, Gertrude

Lowthian Bell, Gertrude 1868-1926

Гертруда Бел

Гертруда Белл

Гертруда Белл британская писательница

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גרטרוד בל

גרטרוד בל ארכיאולוגית בריטית

بل، گرترد

بيل، غيرترود

جيرترود بيل

غيرترود بيل مستكشفة بريطانية

گرترود بل

گرٹروڈ بیل

گێرترود بێڵ

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ベル, G. L

ベル, ガートルード・ロージアン