Jonathan Parry: Mapping the Middle East, 19 October 2017
Show More Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921 by Daniel Foliard.
Chicago, 336 pp., £45, April 2017, 978 0 226 45133 6Show More
“... a better realisation of the shining city on the hill in their daily lives. As the historian Eitan Bar-Yosef has shown, few Victorians thought it necessary to visit Palestine for the sake of their spirituality. They had no interest in colonising it, and not much curiosity about conditions there. But they were keen to know about the historic sites ...”