The Marsh Arabs

Product Number: EB00401390
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781436265584
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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"Five thousand years of history were here and the pattern was still unchanged." During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq, Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. Travelling from village to village by canoe, he won acceptance by dispensing medicines and treating the sick. In this account of his time there, he pays tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, courage and endurance of the people, describes their impressive reed houses, the waterways and lakes teeming with wildlife, the herding of buffalo and hunting of wild boar, moments of tragedy and moments of pure comedy, all in vivid, engaging detail. Untouched by the modern world until recently, these independent people, their way of life and their surroundings suffered widespread destruction under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Wilfred Thesiger's magnificent account of his time spent among them is a moving testament to their now threatened culture and the landscape they inhabit.

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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Original Publish Date: Jan 02, 2008

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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Narrator(s): Laurence Kennedy
Product Number DD41814
Released: Dec 14, 2018
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781981825
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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Narrator(s): Laurence Kennedy
Product Number DD44222
Released: Jul 02, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982658830
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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Narrator(s): Laurence Kennedy
Product Number Z100109109
Released: Dec 14, 2018
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781981832

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