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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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Labeling the East

Labeling the East

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(p.52) Chapter Two Labeling the East
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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/9780226451473.003.0003

Where did Africa end? When were you really East in the 19th century? Geographic delineations are the result of a variety of historical legacies, physical realities, imagined ethnicities. This chapter uses nomenclature as a means to understand the cluster of representations related to the geography of the Orient from a British perspective. It considers geographical constructs of the intermediate East that predated the invention of the "Middle East". It also explores how Palestine was labeled and defined in the mid-19th century.

Keywords:   critical toponymy, metageography, boundaries of Palestine, Palestine Exploration Fund, Charles Warren, place names of Palestine

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