May 16, 2016

T. E. Lawrence

Colonel T. E. Lawrence by Augustus John 1919.
Hanging in Jesus College Oxford. Photo by D. Graves.

On T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia, 1888 – 1935) there will be a lot of information about his life that is not pertinent to this paper. You will want to concentrate on his early years when he was involved in archaeology work. We are not interested in his later military life, so do not write a biography about his entire life. See the T. E. Lawrence Studies Website. by Jeremy Wilson. Many of his works are available here online although the site is still under some construction LINK. For more information look in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK under the sites that he excavated. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. Where did he take his training?
  2. What was his specialty?
  3. Where did he excavate?
  4. Who were the famous people he excavate with?
  5. What discoveries did he make or was involved in?
  6. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Lawrence and Sir. Leonard Woolley (right) at Carchemish, spring 1913.

Available Sources:

  • Anderson, Scott. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. New York, N.Y.: Doubleday, 2014. Look Inside
  • Kaeppel , C. Lawrence of Arabia,” The Australian Quarterly  8, No. 29 (Mar., 1936): 63 of 63-67. JSTOR
  • Korda, Michael. Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. New York, N.Y.: Harper Collins, 2010. Look Inside
  • Lawrence, T. E. The Letters of T. E. Lawrence. ed. David Garnett. London: Cape, 1938.
  • Meyers, Jeffrey. The Wounded Spirit: A Study of “Seven Pillars of Wisdom. London: Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1973.
  • Meyers, Jeffrey.  T. E. Lawrence and the Character of the Arabs,” Virginia Quarterly Review 80, no. 4 (2004): 135-152.
  • Moorey, Peter. R. S. “Cemeteries of the First Millennium B.C. at Deve Hüyük, near Carchemish, Salvaged by T. E. Lawrence and C. L. Woolley in 1913,” British Archaeological Reports International series 87 (1980), 3–4.
  • Pringle, Denys. Introduction to Lawrence, Crusader Castles. Oxford: Clarendon, 1988.
  • Richter, Tobias. “Espionage and Near Eastern Archaeology: A Historiographical Survey.” Public Archaeology 7, no. 4 (November 2008): 212–40. LINK
  • Stewart , Desmond. T. E. Lawrence: A New Biography. New York : Harper and Row Publishers Inc., 1977.
  • Tabachnick, Stephen Ely. and Christopher Matheson, Images of Lawrence. London: Cape, 1988.
  • Tabachnick, Stephen Ely. “Lawrence of Arabia as Archaeologist.” Biblical Archaeology Review 23, no. 5 (1997): 40–47, 70–71. LINK
  • Tabachnick, Stephen Ely. Lawrence of Arabia: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004.
  • Thomas, Lowell. With Lawrence in Arabia. New York, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing Company, 1924. PDF or Look Inside
  • Wilson, Jeremy. Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence. New York: Atheneum, 1990.
  • Woolley, C. Leonard and T. E. Lawrence. The Wilderness of Zin. London: Palestine Exploration Fund, 1915.
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, “The Desert of the Wanderings,” Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement  46, no. 2 (1914), pp. 58–66. Physical Copy
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, Lawrence and P. L. O. Guy. Carchemish: Report on the Excavations at Djerabis on Behalf of the British Museum, 3 vols. London: British Museum, 1914, 1921, 1952.
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