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Dislocating the OrientBritish Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921$
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Daniel Foliard

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226451336

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Dislocating the Orient
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Daniel Foliard

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0001

Divisions of the globe are evolving constructs.1 Their denominations sometimes tell us more about the imaginations and ideologies of those who devise and demarcate them than about the territories and populations they encompass. Some regional entities are more problematic than others. They raise more questions, trigger more debates. One in particular, the Middle East, became instrumental in how people in Europe and America viewed the world in the 20th and 21st centuries....

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