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By Daniel Foliard

ISBN-10: 022645133X

ISBN-13: 9780226451336

While the 20 th century’s conflicting visions and exploitation of the center East are good documented, the origins of the concept that of the center East itself were mostly neglected. With Dislocating the Orient, Daniel Foliard tells the tale of the way the land used to be introduced into being, exploring how maps, wisdom, and blind lack of awareness all participated within the building of this imagined area. Foliard vividly illustrates how the British first outlined the center East as a geopolitical and cartographic zone within the 19th and early 20th centuries via their imperial maps. till then, the sector had by no means been essentially exceptional from “the East” or “the Orient.” during their colonial actions, notwithstanding, the British started to conceive of the center East as a separate and particular a part of the area, with results that stay felt at the present time. As they reimagined barriers, the British produced, disputed, and eventually dramatically reworked the geography of the area—both culturally and physically—over the process their colonial era.

 

Using a wide selection of fundamental texts and old maps to teach how the belief of the center East got here into being, Dislocating the Orient will curiosity historians of the center East, the British empire, cultural geography, and cartography.

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