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A Reed Shaken by the Wind : Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

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The Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq were one of the most isolated communities in the world. Few outsiders, let alone Europeans, had been permitted to travel through their homeland, a mass of tiny islands lost in a wilderness of reeds and swamps in southern Iraq. One of the few trusted outsiders was the legendary explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, who was Gavin Maxwell's guide to the intricate landscape, tribal customs and distinctive architecture of the Marsh Arabs. Thesiger's skill with a medicine chest and rifle assured them a welcome in every hamlet, and Maxwell's training as a naturalist and writer has left an invaluable record of a unique community and a vanished way of life. Dust jacket torn. Tight binding, clean pages. Good unmarked copy. Data base icon differs from this item

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Author(s):
Gavin Maxwell
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Longmans, Green & Co.
Title:
A Reed Shaken by the Wind : Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

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The Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq were one of the most isolated communities in the world. Few outsiders, let alone Europeans, had been permitted to travel through their homeland, a mass of tiny islands lost in a wilderness of reeds and swamps in southern Iraq. One of the few trusted outsiders was the legendary explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, who was Gavin Maxwell's guide to the intricate landscape, tribal customs and distinctive architecture of the Marsh Arabs. Thesiger's skill with a medicine chest and rifle assured them a welcome in every hamlet, and Maxwell's training as a naturalist and writer has left an invaluable record of a unique community and a vanished way of life. Dust jacket torn. Tight binding, clean pages. Good unmarked copy. Data base icon differs from this item

Added value:
Dust jacket
Author(s):
Gavin Maxwell
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Longmans, Green & Co.
Title:
A Reed Shaken by the Wind : Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

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