Topic: Travel

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The Vatican

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All things to all people?

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

Marina Golbahari stars a young women forced to pose as a boy named Osama in the feature film "Osama" (photo: Imago/Entertainment Pictures)

Book review: ″The Underground Girls of Kabul″

Boys for a time

Still from "Queen of the Desert": Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) recognises the soul of the Bedouin peoples and forges invaluable ties (photo: 2015 PROKINO Filmverleih GmbH)

Werner Herzog′s epic ″Queen of the Desert″

Hackneyed melodrama

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/CPA Media Co.)

Gertrude Bell

Queen of the desert

Arabic calligraphy (photo: Fotolia/Ivan Montero)

The Arab world

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Arabic: the last tie that binds

Gertrude Bell, Letters from Baghdad (source: www.rosadoc.be)

Gertrude Bell's Orient Travels

Escape from the Tight Corset of the Modern Age

Freya Stark (source: Wikipedia)

Historical Travelogues by Women

Lugging a Piano to Khartoum

(photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung im Hausarchiv des Bankhauses Sal. Oppenheim)

Max Baron of Oppenheim

An Encyclopedic Travelogue Free from the Arrogance of the Time

"Pierre Loti in front of Istanbul" (1896), painted by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (photo: Nr. 1 Exposition Loti, Paris)

Pierre Loti

Dreams of the Orient