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Gertrude Bell and Iraq : a life and legacy
edited by Paul Collins and Charles Tripp
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2017
1. Introduction / Paul Collins and Charles Tripp -- Part I: Gertrude Bell and the Ottoman Empire -- 2. Gertrude Bell and the Ottoman Empire / Peter Sluglett -- Part II: Gertrude Bell and archaeology -- 3. A critical examination of Gertrude Bell's contribution to archaeological research in central Asia Minor / Mark P.C. Jackson -- 4. 'Better than any ruined site in the world': Gertrude Bell and the ancient city of Assur / Lisa Cooper -- 5. What Gertrude Bell did for Islamic archaeology / Rosalind Wade Haddon -- Part III: Gertrude Bell -- a woman in a man's world -- 6. Gertrude Bell: pioneer, anti-suffragist, feminist icon? / Helen Berry -- 7. Fragments of a mirror: the writing of Gertrude Bell / Tamara Chalabi -- Part IV: Gertrude Bell and the making of the Iraqi state -- 8. Gertrude Bell's perception of Faisal I of Iraq and the Anglo-Arab romance / Myriam Yakoubi -- 9. Gertrude Bell and the formation of the Iraqi state: the Kurdish dimension / Saad B. Eskander -- Part V: Gertrude Bell and Iraqi heritage -- 10. Gertrude Bell and the antiquities law of Iraq / Magnus T. Bernhardsson -- 11. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq / Ian Johnson -- 12. Gertrude Bell in the Archive of the Iraq Museum / Lamia al-Gailani Werr -- Appendix: A tribute to Gertrude Bell -- 'In memoriam: Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (14 July 1868-12 July 1926)' / Janet E. Courtney (née Hogarth), introduced by Moayad Hanoush.

"This is a major re-evaluation of the life and legacy of Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926), the renowned scholar, explorer, writer, archaeologist, and British civil servant. The book examines Gertrude Bell's role in shaping British policy in the Middle East in the first part of the 20th century, her views of the cultures and peoples of the region, and her unusual position as a woman occupying a senior position in the British imperial administration. It focuses particularly on her involvement in Iraq and the part she played in the establishment of the Iraqi monarchy and the Iraqi state. In addition, the book examines her interests in Iraq's ancient past. She was instrumental in drawing up Iraq's first Antiquities Law in 1922 and in the foundation of the Iraq Museum in 1923. Gertrude Bell refused to be constrained by the expectations of the day, and was able to succeed in a man's world of high politics and diplomacy. She remains a controversial figure, however, especially in the context of the founding of the modern state of Iraq. Does she represent a more innocent age when the country was born out of the remnants of the Ottoman Empire, or does she personify the attitudes and decisions that have created today's divided Middle East? The volume's authors bring new insights to these questions"--Provided by publisher's website.
Baker Berry AS122 .L5 v.205

Latin in medieval Britain
edited by Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White
Oxford ; Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2017
Introduction / Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White -- The start of Anglo-Latin tradition / David Howlett -- The 12th century renaissance in Anglo-Norman England : William of Malmesbury and Joseph of Exeter -- From chronicles to customs accounts : the uses of Latin in the long 14th century . Wendy R. Childs -- Elephans in camera : Latin and Latinity in 15th- and early-16th-century England / Robert Swanson -- The Latin of the early English common law / Paul Brand -- English music theory in medieval Latin / LeoFranc Holford-Strevens -- Latin in ecclesiastical contexts / Carolinne White -- The introduction of Arabic words in Medieval British Latin scientific writings / Charles Burnett -- 'Go and look in the Latin books' : Latin and the vernacular in Medieval Wales / Paul Russell -- Official and unofficial Latin words in 11th- and 12th-century England / Richard Sharpe -- On non-integrated vocabulary in the mixed-language accounts of St Paul's Cathedral, 1315-1405 / Laura Wright -- Anglo-Norman, Medieval Latin, and words of Germanic origin / David Trotter -- The DMLBS and OED : Medieval Latin and the lexicography of English / Philip Durkin and Samantha Schad -- Making the dictionary of Medieval Latin from British sources / David Howlett -- Index.

Latin continued to be used across Europe long after the end of the Roman Empire. This collection considers key issues arising from the use of Latin in Britain from the 6th to the 16th centuries. Latin in this period was not the native language of its users but was nevertheless used extensively for a wide variety of functions from religion, literature, and philosophy to record-keeping and correspondence. It existed alongside a number of everyday native spoken languages, including English, French, and Welsh. The chapters in this collection consider Latin with regard to the various contexts in which it was used, looking beyond narrow comparisons with its Roman ancestor to see what medieval users did with Latin and the changing effects this had on the language. The fifteen chapters by expert contributors are divided into three parts. The chapters of the first part consider important examples of Latin usage in Britain during four successive periods, the pre-Conquest period, the 12th century, the long 14th century, and the 15th and 16th centuries.
Baker Berry AS122 .L5 v.206

Confucius : the Unwobbling pivot & the Great digest
translated by Ezra Pound ; with notes and commentary on the text and the ideograms ; together with Ciu i.e. Chu Hsi's "Preface" to the Chung yung and Tseng's commentary on the Testament
[Murray, Utah] : [publisher not identified], [1947]
Rauner Eberhart AP2 .P533 no. 4

An astronomical diary, or, Almanack, for the year of Christian æra ..
by Nathanael Low
Boston : Printed and sold by D. & J. Kneeland
Rauner Rainone Box 1

The comic token for ..
Boston : C. Ellms
Rauner Rainone Box 1

Begriffe in Geschichten
Blumenberg, Hans
Frankfurt : Suhrkamp, 1998
Baker Berry AC35 .B653 1998