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The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)

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256 pages

During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq-long before they were almost completely wiped out by Saddam Hussein-Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire, and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. Traveling from village to village by canoe, he won acceptance by dispensing medicine and treating the sick. In this account of a nearly lost civilization, he pays tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, courage, and endurance of the people, and 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 in vivid, engaging detail.

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The Marsh Arabs
2009, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)
November 27, 2007, Penguin Classics
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The Marsh Arabs
June 17, 1985, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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The Marsh Arabs
June 17, 1985, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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The Marsh Arabs: with 110 plates
1977, A. Lane
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The Marsh Arabs
1967, Penguin
in English
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The Marsh Arabs.
1967, Penguin
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The Marsh arabs
1964, Longmans
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The Marsh Arabs.
1964, Dutton
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The Marsh Arabs.
1964, Longmans
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During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq-long before they were almost completely wiped out by Saddam Hussein-Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire, and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. Traveling from village to village by canoe, he won acceptance by dispensing medicine and treating the sick. In this account of a nearly lost civilization, he pays tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, courage, and endurance of the people, and 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 in vivid, engaging detail.

The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)

This edition was published in by Penguin Classics


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Library of Congress
DS70.7

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Paperback
Number of pages
256

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OL9388127M
Internet Archive
marsharabspengui00wilf
ISBN 10
0141442085
ISBN 13
9780141442082
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140748
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432391

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