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by Wilfred Thesiger

eBook The Marsh Arabs ePub
Author: Wilfred Thesiger
Language: English
ISBN: 000217068X
ISBN13: 978-0002170680
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd; 2nd edition (May 31, 1985)
Pages: 233
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 134
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Wilfred Thesiger’s other books include Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad, his autobiography, The . When Thesiger was living with the Marsh Arabs, another fellow Etonian, Aldous Huxley, was experimenting with gurus and LSD in California.

Wilfred Thesiger’s other books include Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad, his autobiography, The Life of My Choice, and Visions of a Nomad. An accomplished photographer, he donated his extensive collection of negatives to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Wilfred Thesiger died in 2003. RORY STEWART was born in Hong Kong and educated at Eton and Oxford. If Thesiger seemed old fashioned this was in part his conscious choice. His answers to the students were deliberately camp and provocative.

Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). He is best known for two travel books: Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964). Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and later, for a year, as a Political Officer for the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie. Jon Lee Anderson (introducer) is one of America's most respected foreign correspondents and a staff writer for The New Yorker

The Marsh Arabs, also referred to as the Maʻdān or shroog-the latter two often considered derogatory in the present day-are inhabitants of the Tigris-Euphrates marshlands in the south and east of Iraq as well as in the Hoveyzieh marshes of Southwest.

The Marsh Arabs, also referred to as the Maʻdān or shroog-the latter two often considered derogatory in the present day-are inhabitants of the Tigris-Euphrates marshlands in the south and east of Iraq as well as in the Hoveyzieh marshes of Southwest Iran. Comprising members of many different tribes and tribal confederations, such as the Āl Bū Muḥammad, Ferayghāt, Shaghanbah and Banī Lām, the Maʻdān had developed a unique culture centered on the marshes' natural resources.

The Marsh Arabs book. Renowned British explorer/traveler Wilfred Thesiger gave us this fantastically readable 1964 book about the marshlands of Iraq and the Arabs who inhabited them

The Marsh Arabs book. Renowned British explorer/traveler Wilfred Thesiger gave us this fantastically readable 1964 book about the marshlands of Iraq and the Arabs who inhabited them. They got around by skiffs and operated a water-based economy such as growing and weaving reeds, quite unlike the arid lands/desert lifestyle usually associated with Middle Eastern Arabs. Thesiger lived among them - observing their ways, interviewing them, sometimes Some say it was the true "Garden of Eden" - and now it's nearly gone.

Traveling from village to village by canoe, he won acceptance by dispensing medicine and treating the sick.

Thesiger's travel books include Arabian Sands (1959), on his foot and camel crossing of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), on his time living in the marshes of Iraq with the Marsh Arabs.

British military officer, explorer, and writer. Sir Wilfred Thesiger. 1944 portrait by Anthony Devas. Wilfred Patrick Thesiger. 1910-06-03)3 June 1910. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thesiger's travel books include Arabian Sands (1959), on his foot and camel crossing of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), on his time living in the marshes of Iraq with the Marsh Arabs. He donated his collection of 38,000 travel photographs to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

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com User, March 18, 2009. Having lived in Arabia for many many years, I was fortunate to be in the area before Saddam wiped the Marsh Arab culture out. Thesiger took beautiful photographs and wrote wonderful stories of these people.

Wilfred Thesiger's classic account of the eight years he spent living with the tribes people of the Marshes of Iraq. First published in 1964 to great acclaim, this book by one of the century's greatest explorers describes a way of life which lasted for thousands of years, but has now all but vanished. Travelling with his medicine boxes and his teams of canoemen around the junction between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Thesiger visited nearly every village in the Central Marshes and came to know intimately the people who inhabit this landscape of islands, lakes and waterways, living with them in their reed houses and sharing their unique way of life. He beautifully evokes the landscape and its teeming wildlife and vividly brings to life the many friends he made among the Marsh Arabs. His extraordinary photographs provide a stunning record of the last remnants of a people and their culture.
Dandr
Fantastically readable and intriguing book about the marshlands of Iraq and the Arabs who inhabited them, living in an aquatic manner (and operating a water-based economy) quite unlike the arid lands/desert lifestyle usually associated with Middle East Arabs. Unfortunately, Saddam Hussein drained most of these marshes because he knew the inhabitants would not bend to the ways of modern Iraq unless their water was taken away. Thankfully, we have the remarkable Wilfrid Thesiger to tell us about those days.

Interesting companion reading (and more customary of what we think of as "Arabia"): ARABIAN SANDS, also by Wilfrid Thesiger.
Arabian Sands (Penguin Classics)
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Mardin
What a delightful read. Thesiger lived among the marsh Madan of Iraq several months of each year between 1951 to 1958. As he traveled thru the marshes by boat, he introduces the reader to the many friends he made and to the culture of a people he came to love. Since the marshes were drained to make way for "progress" and prosperity, this forgotten world is no more.
sergant
An excellent read; the writing style is both descriptive and engaging, and the story itself fascinating. The book includes over a hundred photographic plates which augment the story tremendously, especially for the amazing reed mudhifs which are frequently the setting. (The photos and more can be found in the Pitt Rivers Museum collection).

I have not yet read Arabian Sands but reviews of that earlier work complained about Thesiger's primitivism and romanticization of the Bedouin - I didn't see much of that in this book, only shades, and overall the telling is fairly forthright and balanced. Clearly Thesiger is no fan of modernization, but relative to the conditions in more urban Iraq at the time, there are no clear "rights" or "wrongs" on this position. In any event, it doesn't get in the way of the narrative, which captures a disappearing culture in rich depth and perspective.
FailCrew
Excellent travel writing by a master. Book had big print and print was nice and dark.
Zyangup
This book, like Arabian Sands, captures the essence of a culture that is long lost. Thesiger had a knack for totally immersing himself into the lives of the people he chose to live among. As a result, we get a real feel for those lives. This is great, old time escapism.
Timberahue
Wilfred is long gone; but his books last forever. He takes us into a little-known corner of the world and does it well. Saddam Hussein drained these marshes, but you can visit them in this book.
BORZOTA
Not up to Arabian sands standards
Marvelous book. A clear and unbiased view of a lost way of life.
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