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Geographies of Contact

Caroline Lehni
Fanny Moghaddassi
Hélène Ibata
et al.

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Hélène Ibata, Caroline Lehni, Fanny Moghaddassi et al.


I. Scripting the Orient

Fanny Moghaddassi

Staging English Contacts with the Middle East in Mandeville’s Travels

Mandeville as a mediator between the English and the Middle East
The reader’s imaginary contact with the Middle East
Staging contacts with the Middle East
Yann Richard

The British in Persia in the late Qajar Era: New Historical Evidence

A tribal monarchy distrustful of political modernity
European influence or interference
An agent of imperialism
Two French observes

II. Mapping the Orient

Daniel Foliard

Conflicted Cartographies of a Peninsula: Deconstructing Fraser Hunter’s 1908 Map of Arabia

Collecting and sharing knowledge: maps and their flaws
Documenting Yemen
Locating the Persian Gulf: the Indian Political Service and its sub-empire
Musil and Huber: colonial competition in the Peninsula and internationalism
“Native” information and local cartographies: ambivalent topographies

III. Objects Transferred

Gerald MacLean

Ottoman Things in Early-Modern England

The Somerset House Painting

IV. Sites Turned into Sights

Hélène Ibata

The Orient at Leicester Square: Virtual Visual Encounters in the First Panoramas

Ottoman settings and military campaigns: the dual purposes of panoramic battle scenes.
Topographic panoramas: the limitations of the geographical gaze.

V. Orientalist Contact Zones

Isabelle Gadoin

Jules Mohl: A Missing Link in the Complex Network of Nineteenth-Century Orientalism ?

The Victorian discovery of the great Persian epic
The quest for Jules Mohl
A plea for “connected histories”
Nader Nasiri-Moghaddam

The First British and French Archaeological Investigations in Susa during the 19th Century

Susa and the pioneering British archaeologists in the 19th century
Dieulafoy’s mission: the first step of French archaeology in Iran
Excavation campaign 1884-85: violation of the convention
Excavation campaign 1885-86: closing the works
Stéphanie Prévost

Dialogues with the Dead, and with the Living too ! British Egyptology Societies and the Politics of Preservation (1882-1898)

Egyptian Antiquities for Egyptians
Maspero and the Egypt Exploration Fund (1879-1886): A Gentleman’s Agreement?
Misunderstandings about preservation and mounting Anglo-French rivalry (1886-1898)

IV. Transposing Legal and Political Principles

Pauline Collombier-Lakeman

Irish Nationalist MPs and the Egyptian Revolt of 1881-1882: An Example of Cross-Imperial Solidarity?

Events in Egypt in 1881-1882
Events in Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations in 1881-1882
The involvement of Irish nationalist MPs in the debates on Egypt
Questioning the reasons for going to war
Warning about the impact of the war
Genuine anti-imperialists?
Willem Floor

The Murder of Bibi Asilah: A failed early mixed-court case in Qajar Iran

What happened?
What was the motive for the murder?
The British Resident asks the qâzi to judge the crime
The qâzi states there is no case
The qâzi clarifies his position
The British Resident investigates the crime, after the governor declines to do so
The British Resident asks the Tehran government to intervene
Tehran summons the perpetrators, but the governor delays implementation
One alleged perpetrator too ill to be moved
The victim’s brother is offered immunity in exchange for his testimony
Two alleged perpetrators leave for Tehran
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