Another missionary, Clara Colliver Rice, published her observations after traveling to Iran in her book Persian Women and their Ways: the experiences and impressions of a long sojourn amongst the women of the land of the Shah with an intimate description of their characteristics, customs and manner of living.
Yes, that whole thing was the title of her book. They liked really long, boring, description titles back then. Persian Women and Their Ways was published in 1923 in Philadelphia.
The broad regional categories “Arabia,” “Caucasia,” and “Mesopotamia” here called “surrounding countries” reflect the changing political landscape of the Middle East in 1923. The Treaty of Lausanne was signed the same year Rice’s book was published, and in the treaty, the Ottoman Empire gave up claims to its territories outside Anatolia and established the Turkish Republic.
I wonder how different the map would have looked if the book was published one or two years later.