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On “Letters from Baghdad”

On “Letters from Baghdad”

What Gertrude Bell’s Letters Remind Us About the Founding of Iraq Elias Muhanna | NewYorker.com (Culture Desk) I first encountered the work of the British traveller, archeologist, and spy Gertrude Bell many years ago, while hunting in the archives for a Carmelite priest named Père Anastase-Marie de Saint-Élie, an obscure figure in the history of Arabic … Continue reading

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Qifa Nabki [ˈki-fə ˈneb-kē] is a blog about Levantine politics, history, and culture, written by Elias Muhanna, the Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. A specialist in Classical Arabic literature and Islamic intellectual history, Elias also writes frequently for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and The Guardian. Become a fan on Facebook to meet other readers and follow Elias on Twitter. For media inquiries, please provide an email address and/or a telephone number via the contact page.

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