War is not a christian mission: racial invasion and religious crusade in H.S. Gullett's Official History of the Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine

Lee, Christopher (2007) War is not a christian mission: racial invasion and religious crusade in H.S. Gullett's Official History of the Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 7. pp. 85-96. ISSN 1447-8986

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Abstract

This essay argues that H. S. Gullett’s The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, Volume VII of the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 repudiates the characteristic anxieties of reverse colonization narratives by reaffirming orientalist stereotypes and imagining the Australian Light Horse as a source for the rejuvenation of British stock and Imperial defence. It examines the themes of racial invasion and christian crusade and pays particular attention to the symbolic function of orientalist sterotypes of the Turkish soldier.


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Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2008 04:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: official history; World War I; H.S. Gullett; C.E.W. Bean; orientalism; invasion narrative; reverse colonisation; Australian Light Horse, war histories
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3628

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