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Women Travellers in the Near East Sarah Searight

Women Travellers in the Near East

Sarah Searight

Published August 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781824171619
Paperback
128 pages
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This book looks at intrepid women from the 19th and 20th centuries who travelled through the Near East, taking in Constantinople, the Levant, Sinai, and the Egyptian desert. It brings to life some fascinating women and amazing characters whoMoreThis book looks at intrepid women from the 19th and 20th centuries who travelled through the Near East, taking in Constantinople, the Levant, Sinai, and the Egyptian desert. It brings to life some fascinating women and amazing characters who overlooked the boundaries of their imagined roles and sought intrigue and adventure in the Near East. Contents: Introduction (Sarah Searight)- Travelling to post: Lady Liston, an ambassadress in Constantinople (Deborah Manley)- Two feisty ladies in the Levant: Princess Caroline and Lady Craven (Charles Plouviez)- Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey-in-Europe: Miss Muir Mackenzie and Miss Irby (Dorothy Anderson)- Three travellers in nineteenth-century Egypt: Sarah Belzoni, Amelia Edwards and Margaret Benson (Megan Price)- Lucie Duff Gordon: A womans perception of Egypt (Sarah Searight)- Governess to the Grand Pasha of Egypt: Emmeline Lott (Alix Wilkinson)- The unknown pilgrimage to Sinai (Deborah Manley)- Archaeologists wives as travel writers (Elizabeth French)- Womens perceptions of, and perceptions of women, in Egypts Eastern desert (Janet Starkey).