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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

(p.52) Chapter Two Labeling the East
Dislocating the Orient

Daniel Foliard

University of Chicago Press

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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