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The Resource Arabia Felix : across the "empty quarter" of Arabia, With a foreword by T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and appendix by Sir Arthur Keith

Arabia Felix : across the "empty quarter" of Arabia, With a foreword by T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and appendix by Sir Arthur Keith

Label
Arabia Felix : across the "empty quarter" of Arabia
Title
Arabia Felix
Title remainder
across the "empty quarter" of Arabia
Statement of responsibility
With a foreword by T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and appendix by Sir Arthur Keith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas had some anthropological interests and believed in the pseudoscience of racial types and craniofacial measuring. He documented or described the peoples in the Rubʻ al-Khali, taking note not only of their skull sizes but also local distinctions between social classes, exorcisms, hunting practices, Islamic and non-Islamic spiritual beliefs, a wife's role and duties, female circumcision, tribal dances, mourning ceremonies, food customs, some local cures for the ailments of people and animals, "the psychology and ethics of the blood-feud," and war, among many other topics. His photographs of the people are scattered throughout the text
Cataloging source
TOL
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1892-1950
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Thomas, Bertram
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
DS207
LC item number
.T5 1932
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1866-1955
  • 1888-1935
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Keith, Arthur
  • Lawrence, T. E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Rub ʻal Khālī, Arabia
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • Arabian Peninsula
Label
Arabia Felix : across the "empty quarter" of Arabia, With a foreword by T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and appendix by Sir Arthur Keith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A propitious start and an early check -- At Dhufar: anarchy, treachery and hospitality -- Skull-measuring and devil-dancing -- In the Qara Mountains: 'Ain ar Rizat -- In the Qara Mountains, ancient survivals and the blood sacrifice -- The Qara Mountains, hyenas, faith cures and circumcision -- The Qara Mountains, exorcising the evil eye and ordeal by fire -- In the Qara Mountains, farewell -- Dhufar, the eleventh hour -- Over the hills and far away -- Nejd, life in the southern steppe, alond the southern fringe of the sands -- Across the mountainaou sands of Uruq-Adh-Dhahiya -- A geographical note on Rub' al Khali -- Through the sands of Dakaka, the second relay of camels -- At the watrer-hole of Shanna, the halt before the northward dash -- The northward dash -- Through the central sands -- A retrospect -- Banaiyan to the sea. The last stage
Control code
400554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 396 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, diagrams, maps (1 folded) music, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)400554
Label
Arabia Felix : across the "empty quarter" of Arabia, With a foreword by T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and appendix by Sir Arthur Keith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A propitious start and an early check -- At Dhufar: anarchy, treachery and hospitality -- Skull-measuring and devil-dancing -- In the Qara Mountains: 'Ain ar Rizat -- In the Qara Mountains, ancient survivals and the blood sacrifice -- The Qara Mountains, hyenas, faith cures and circumcision -- The Qara Mountains, exorcising the evil eye and ordeal by fire -- In the Qara Mountains, farewell -- Dhufar, the eleventh hour -- Over the hills and far away -- Nejd, life in the southern steppe, alond the southern fringe of the sands -- Across the mountainaou sands of Uruq-Adh-Dhahiya -- A geographical note on Rub' al Khali -- Through the sands of Dakaka, the second relay of camels -- At the watrer-hole of Shanna, the halt before the northward dash -- The northward dash -- Through the central sands -- A retrospect -- Banaiyan to the sea. The last stage
Control code
400554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 396 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, diagrams, maps (1 folded) music, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)400554

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