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The Marsh Arabs, Wilfred Thesiger ; with an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson

Label
The Marsh Arabs
Title
The Marsh Arabs
Statement of responsibility
Wilfred Thesiger ; with an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1951 and 1958 Wilfred Thesiger spent several months of each year living among the tribal Marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq. As he travelled from village to village by canoe, he won acceptance by dispensing medicines and treating the sick and soon came to understand and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. This account of his experiences describes a people who until recently were untouched by the modern world, living completely water-dominated lives: fishing with spears, drinking water-buffalo milk, building islands and intricate stilt houses from the gigantic reeds. The Marsh Arabs pays tribute to their hospitality, loyalty, courage and endurance and is a moving testament to their threatened culture." "This edition includes an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson discussing Thesiger's views of the places and people he visited, Saddam Hussein's destruction of the marshlands and the possibilities for their restoration."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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1910-2003
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Thesiger, Wilfred
Dewey number
915.675044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS70.7
LC item number
.T45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Thesiger, Wilfred
  • Iraq
  • Tigris River Valley
  • Euphrates River Valley
Label
The Marsh Arabs, Wilfred Thesiger ; with an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Longmans, 1964
  • Includes index
Control code
ocn141379777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
233 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780141442082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)141379777
Label
The Marsh Arabs, Wilfred Thesiger ; with an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Longmans, 1964
  • Includes index
Control code
ocn141379777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
233 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780141442082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)141379777

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