Thesiger


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Thesiger

(ˈθɛsɪdʒə)
n
(Biography) Wilfred (Patrick). 1910–2003, British writer, who explored the Empty Quarter of Arabia (1945–50) and lived with the Iraqi marsh Arabs (1950–58). His books include Arabian Sands (1958), The Marsh Arabs (1964), and My Kenya Days (1994)
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Thesiger, a moderate evangelical, wished for the appointment of his friend Mr.
Therefore, while the Bedouins described therein do (or at least did) exist as depicted to a certain degree, they are not portrayed comprehensively in the context of their daily lives--as they would be by an ethnographer(32)--but rather as Thesiger himself experienced and remembered them as escorts on his journey.
A seasoned Arabist and explorer, Asher has previously published a biography of the explorer and author Wilfred Thesiger and a study of Lawrence's adopted brothers, the Bedu.
As patron of the Ethiopian Challenge 1999 he was launching the project at a reception at St James's Palace this afternoon, attended by the explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, and Ethiopian Ambassador Dr Beyene Negawo.
En un libro clasico relacionado con el tema de los viajes, Arenas arabes, el explorador britanico Wilfred Thesiger senala que aun recuerda vividamente algunas ocasiones en que escucho los sonidos de las arenas.
But those who feel, with the great traveler Wilfred Thesiger, that "it is not the goal but the way there that matters" will find in this novel's finely-etched sights and thoughtful insights an unusual and memorable journey.
It begins in 1863 with John Hanning Speke and James Grant discussing the Nile and its sources, and ends in 1954 with Wilfred Thesiger musing on the marshmen of Southern Iraq.
Then there's Into The Empty Quarter, showing the attempt by Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron to drag a home-made steel cart loaded with supplies more than 1,000 miles through a desert in the footsteps of great adventurer Wilfred Thesiger.
His Highness will present the Thesiger Trophy to the winning team.
What makes Thesiger so eminently readable and his work a reference point for generations of travelers and Middle East experts is his genuine empathy for his subject and passion for a region where time has stood still for thousands of years.
Thesiger had stayed in Al Ain during the 1940s as a guest of Shaikh Zayed.