PC Marsh Arabs

Thesiger, Wilfred

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First published in 1964, ‘The Marsh Arabs’ describes a way of life that lasted for thousands of years but which has now all but disappeared. The author lived with the Marsh Arabs for eight years.

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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 have 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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Weight 250 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

233

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

915.6750442 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K