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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Arabian Sands] AUTHOR Wilfred Thesiger The Arabist Tradition of Wildred Thesiger “In the desert I had found a freedom unattainable in civilization; a life unhampered by possessions since everything that was not a necessity was an encumbrance” The tragedy was

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Arabian Sands] AUTHOR Wilfred Thesiger The Last of the Barefoot ExplorersWhen I was a kid I dreamt of being an explorer Never mind that I had never been out of New England and had no possibility of doing so Discovering new lands and peoples seemed such a great job What I couldn't figure out was how you got BE an explorer ? What did you take a course someplace ? Once in talking of other things my father happened to remark that there must have been parts of th

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review ✓ Arabian Sands è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Wilfred Thesiger Wilfred Thesiger ô 5 Summary Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched Empty uarter of Arabia Educated at Eton and Oxford Thesiger was repulsed by the softne. I like to browse through my books on a Sunday morning for some strange reason and came across this book that I read when I was working in Saudi Arabia and as I had also met the bedouin and taken tea with them I was interested to hear about Thesiger s travels in that country It s such an interesting study of the Saudi culture by a travel writer and also an explorer such as Thesiger and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Middle EastIt s also good to see that this book is still so readily available I couldn t see it on Kindle but Penguin issued it in paperback as part of their Penguin classics series in 2008Classics like this are such a joy to read

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review ✓ Arabian Sands è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Wilfred Thesiger Wilfred Thesiger ô 5 Summary Ss and rigidity of Western life the machines the calling cards the meticulously aligned streets In the spirit of T E Lawrence he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia travelin. When I first came across this book in the library I was unsuspecting of the journey it would take me on but I find now that I have been on that journey I am all the richer for itWilfred Thesiger was wonderful company as I rolled along on a camel beside him not literally of course taking in the sights of a desert that has long since been tarnished by the westIf you want to learn about the Bedu and indirectly the Arabs then there is no greater book for that than Arabian Sands You will find that the Bedu are a delightfully peculiar people who have as with all cultures of the world as much good to them as badHow could I not give this book anything but 5 stars For it is well written and extremely enjoyable a feast for the senses at every turn and a valuable look through the brown and gold flecked eyes of the Bedu into the desert and dunes and unforgiving landsape of the Empty uarter

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review ✓ Arabian Sands è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Wilfred Thesiger Wilfred Thesiger ô 5 Summary G among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels His now classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle Eas. Thesiger s book is about a time right after many people thought most of the great adventures had already been had and right before the frontiers of the desert sands were truly closed off The book was one man s love affair with the hardship of desert sand and the people who had called it their home the Bedu I came to this book at a strange time At a time when one journey was ending and another beginning Strangely I didn t know what to make of the journey that had just ended I doubted sincerely that it had made me a better person Thesiger s book made me rethink that It made me see parts of Arabia as he saw them in the past the way the Bedu s lifestyle came out of the spirit of the desert So many of my own thoughts found expression in Thesiger s words So many of the sentences and paragraphs rang true I wanted colour and savagery hardship and adventure p 32 he writes Perhaps I could only have these things mediated through Thesiger s book I understand these aspirations a little As I watched the movie Into the Wild I understood the impulse even though I also knew it could end in tragedy How many times did Thesiger s tale almost end in tragedy but didn t A week after reading this book I still remember the great pleasure it gave me whenever I sat down to eat or drink something There are long passages in the book when the author and his compatriots are starving in the desert As Thesiger writes we seldom spoke of sex for starving men dream of food not women and our bodies were generally too tired to lust p 113 After reading twenty or thirty pages I would sit down to a simple meal and delight in it in ways I wouldn t have expected There are also gems in the book that are as relevant today as they were so many years ago Thesiger also has the advantage of being able to write bluntly and without reservation in tones and turns of phrases that modern authors might hesitate to use On Arab governance Thesiger writes Arabs rule but do not administer Their government is intensely individualistic and is successful or unsuccessful according to the degree of fear and respect which the ruler commands and his skill in dealing with the individual men Founded on an individual life their government is impermanent and liable to end in chaos at any moment To Arab tribesmen this system is comprehensible and acceptable and its success or failure should not be measured in terms of efficiency and justice as judge by Western standards To these tribesmen security can be bought too dearly by loss of individual freedom p 46 There is a great deal of sympathy in this passage and it is the blunt truth as Thesiger knows it but I hadn t read anything like it until I read Arabian Sands There are three are several other passages I wish to share with you Passages that I think will make you want to read this book it seemed that the evil that comes with sudden change would far outweigh the good p 77 But I knew that for me the hardest test would be to live with them in harmony and not to let my impatience master me neither to withdraw into myself nor to become critical of standards and ways of life different from my own p 126 It is characteristic of Bedu to do things by extremes to be either wildly generous or unbelievably mean very patient or almost hysterically excitable to be incredibly brave or to panic for no apparent reason p 150 I thought once again how precarious was the existence of the Bedu Their way of life naturally made them fatalists so much was beyond their controlThey did what they could and no people were self reliant but if things went wrong they accepted their fate without bitterness and with dignity as the will of God p 200 I read this book on a beach somewhere far away from the deserts of Arabia In the warm embrace of a beach I once called home with mojitos aplenty and the company of others I regretted little thought warm thoughts of friends and colleagues past and looked forward to future adventures I put this book down and moved on eagerly to another

  • Paperback
  • 347
  • Arabian Sands
  • Wilfred Thesiger
  • English
  • 02 March 2020
  • 9780140095142