Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction
Wilfred Thesiger Charles Butt Edward Grazda

Wilfred ThesigerCharles ButtEdward Grazda
Society and Religion 1945–2006

Wilfred Thesiger, photographed by Salim bin Kabina, Wadi al-Ain, 1949
Salim bin Ghabaisha, Jabal Qara, 1947
Old man of the Wahiba tribe, Wadi Halfayn, 1949
Man of the Wahiba tribe, Ramlat al-Wahiba, 1944
Salim bin Kabina, Ramlat al-Wahiba, 1949
Girl of the Wahiba at a well, Wadi Halfayn, 1949
Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (1910–2003) was a British explorer and travel writer born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thesiger is best known for two travel books, Arabian Sands, which recounts his travels in Arabia and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins; and The Marsh Arabs (1964), an account of the Madan, an indigenous people of southern Iraq. Thesiger took many photographs during his travels and donated his vast collection of 23,000 negatives to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

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