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Burnes, Sir Alexander

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Indian History; Politics; Middle Eastern History. 1016 words.

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of...

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Childs, William John

John Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1399 words.

Childs, William John (c. 1869–1933), author and government official, was the son of William John Childs. The formative period of his life, most of which remains unclear, occurred from 1909...

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Conder, Claude Reignier

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Middle Eastern History; Maps and Map-making. 1442 words.

Conder, Claude Reignier (1848–1910), army officer and explorer of Palestine, born at Cheltenham on 29 December 1848, was the son of Francis Roubiliac Conder (1815–1889), a civil engineer,...

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The Fragmentation of Gender in Post-Invasion Iraq

Zahra Ali.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Gender and Sexuality. 8225 words.

This chapter explores the evolution of gender and women’s rights struggles in Iraq since the establishment of the Personal Status Code in 1959 and shed light on the ethnosectarian...

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Gill, William John

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History; Middle Eastern History. 1298 words.

Gill, William John (1843–1882), explorer and army officer, was born in Bangalore, India, on 10 September 1843, the eldest son of the three sons of Major Robert Gill (1805–1879) of the...

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Iran

Ali Ansari.

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 144 pages.

Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a...

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3. Iran and Islam

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 9708 words.

In 1979 the Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy and transformed Iran’s relations with the outside world. Iranian history was reassessed along with the importance of Islam to Iranian...

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5. Iran and the Iranians

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 748 words.

‘Iran and the Iranians’ explains that to begin to understand Iran is to appreciate its history—real and mythological—to see how different influences have been woven into a complex tapestry...

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4. Iran and the West

Ali M. Ansari.

in Iran

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam; World History; Middle Eastern History; Politics. 10515 words.

‘Iran and the West’ charts the relationship between Iran and the West beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries with increased contact with Western rulers eager to secure both economic...

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Mehmet Ali

Eugene Rogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Politics. 1329 words.

Mehmet Ali (c. 1769–1849), Ottoman viceroy and founder of the Egyptian royal family, was born in the Macedonian port of Kavalla, though the actual date of his birth has been obscured....

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