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Sons Of Sindbad

Author : Alan Villiers
ISBN : 095589462X
Genre : History
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The author, an Australian sailor and maritime historian, made a name for himself as an adventurer in the 1920s and 1930s. He visited Arabia in 1938. In this title, his photographs depict the life and skills of the Arab dhow sailors, of the ports along the route, of Kuwait itself, and of the pearl divers of the Arabian Gulf.

Sons Of Sinbad

Author : Alan Villiers
ISBN : PSU:000064521107
Genre : Photography
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These photographs from Alan Villiers' 1938?1939 journey on an Arab dhow, printed with excerpts from his original 1940 account of the trip, capture a lost era of maritime culture. Framed by an authoritative introduction and a poignant epilogue, the collection rightfully restores Villiers to prominence alongside his landlubber counterparts such as Wilfred Thesiger. The introduction illustrates Villiers' vibrant personality and discusses the writing and photographic skills that he developed during his career?abilities that allowed him to produce a sympathetic record of the last days of commercial sail during the final years of the British Empire.

Kuwait And The Sea

Author : Yaʻqūb Yūsuf Ḥijjī
ISBN : 0955889448
Genre : Business & Economics
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Kuwait has been inhabited for millennia, but began to emerge as an Arab shaikhdom relatively late, after the arrival of the `Utub clans of central Arabia during the first decades of the 18th century. Entering the historical record first as a junction of caravan and sea routes, it quickly grew to be a commercial rival to Basra at the head of the Gulf. As its prosperity increased, it had to negotiate a precarious autonomy amongst its larger neighbours-the Ottomans in Iraq, the Saudis and Rashidis in central Arabia, and the British who, from 1820, set about establishing an effective maritime peace in the Gulf. By the end of the 19th century, despite their complete lack of natural resources of any kind, even fresh water, Kuwait's people had managed to exploit their geopolitical position to turn their town into the busiest dhow port on the Gulf. Its greatest ruler, Mubarak Al-Sabah (r. 1896-1915), deftly manipulated Turkey and the European powers to achieve both British protection and, by 1914, sovereignty for his tiny state. The sea was the vital factor in Kuwait's rise to prominence in the Gulf region and beyond. Its society was formed by the dhow trade in dates and by its dhow-building and pearling industries, which attracted both Arabs and Persians to the town. Focusing mainly on the first decades of the 20th century, Dr Yacoub Al-Hijji paints a vivid portrait of the merchants, captains, navigators, dhow builders, sailors, pearl divers and fishermen of this remarkable shaikhdom. In explaining their techniques, and analysing how they organized themselves according to the customary law and traditions of a tribal, pre-bureaucratic era, he conveys a compelling picture of the bustle and hardships of a way of life which, during the 1940s and 1950s, was to be completely erased by new-found prosperity from oil.

The Book Of Sindib?d; Or The Story Of The King His Son The Damsel And The Seven Vaz?rs From The Persian And Arab With Intr Notes And Appendix By W A Clouston

Author : Sindbad (the Philosopher.)
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Ships And Shipping

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Genre : Shipbuilding
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The Guggenheims

Author : John H. Davis
ISBN : 1561713511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This definitive portrait of one of America's wealthiest, most influential dynasties traces their dynamic and often tragic lives. 'The Guggenheims': Meyer Guggenheim, the penniless immigrant whose genius for business and penchant for taking risks made the family fortune; Solomon Guggenheim, the pioneer art patron who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build the revolutionary piece of modern architecture, The Guggenheim Museum, opening the doors of contemporary art to America; Peggy Guggenheim, self-styled 'first liberated woman' who built a Venetian palace for her art but lost both her daughter and her lover to suicide; Daniel & Harry Guggenheim, whose financial interest in rocket science supported the Apollo moon landing and the growth of America's modern space program; Roger W Straus Jr, grandson of Daniel Guggenheim, who became America's foremost literary publisher, bringing numerous Nobel Prize Winning authors to the world's bookshelves. Updated with the latest from the heirs to the Guggenheim dynasty and illustrated throughout with rare family photos, John Davis has chronicled the saga of one of America's first families of philanthropy.

The Origin Of The Book Of Sinbad

Author : Ben Edwin Perry
ISBN : UCSC:32106005598732
Genre : Book of Sindbad
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Tales From The Arabic Of The Breslau And Calcutta 1814 18 Editions Of The Book Of The Thousand Nights And One Night Not Occurring In The Other Printed Texts Of The Work

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The Dhow

Author : Clifford W. Hawkins
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Sindbad And Other Stories From The Arabian Nights New Deluxe Edition

Author : Muhsin Mahdi
ISBN : 9781324000389
Genre : Fiction
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Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories. Husain Haddawy’s rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated with the Arabian Nights tradition, including “Sindbad the Sailor” and “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.”

Scripta Ottomanica Et Res Altaicae

Author : Ingeborg Hauenschild
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In der Festschrift sind 23 Beitrage bedeutender Wissenschaftler aus verschiedenen Fachrichtungen versammelt. So enthalt der Band Artikel zu Themen der sprachwissenschaftlichen Turkologie und Altaistik, der turkischen Onomastik, der Literatur- und Filmwissenschaft sowie osmanistische Aufsatze mit historischer, kultur- und literaturwissenschaftlicher Ausrichtung. Weiterhin findet der Leser neben Betrachtungen zu Schicksal und Geistesgeschichte turkischer Volker in der ehemaligen Sowjetunion und zu osmanischer Wirtschaftsgeschichte auch die Entwicklung der turkischen Studien in Israel und das Lao Qida als mogliche sozialhistorische Quelle behandelt.

Sindbad The Sailor Other Stories From The Arabian Nights Illustrations

Author : Edmund Dulac
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SINDBAD THE SAILOR In the time of Harun-er-Rashid there was, in Baghdad, a rich merchant named Sindbad the Sailor, the source of whose wealth was a mystery. It seemed to be inexhaustible. For long seasons he kept open house, and his entertainments were the most magnificent of all save only those of Er-Rashid himself. All that riches could buy seemed at his disposal, and he lavished the good things of this life upon his guests. Pages, slaves and attendants there were in great number; his garden was spacious and beautiful, and his house was filled with every costly luxury. This Sindbad the Sailor has a story to tell—the story of his life—but he never told it to any until, one day, there came to him one Sindbad the Landsman, a man of poor and humble birth. This man pleased him greatly with an apt recitation dealing with the widely different lots dispensed by God to men, and, being pleased, he was struck with the happy conceit that, now Sindbad the Sailor was at last confronted with Sindbad the Landsman, it would be no bad thing were he to narrate the story of his life so that all might know his strange adventures and conjecture no longer as to the source of his fabulous wealth. Accordingly Sindbad the Sailor held seven receptions on seven different days, and, although on each occasion a multitude of guests was assembled to listen, he failed not to address his words from first to last to his simple listener, Sindbad the Landsman. Following is his narration of the strange and wonderful adventures he experienced in his seven voyages:— To be continue in this ebook

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

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Includes a later edition of the Proceedings of the 1st congress: Comprenant le sommaire des travaux de la première peŕiode et les mémoires in extenso de la seconde période.

Actes Du Huiti?me Congr?s International Des Orientalistes

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The Sydenham Sindbad By Rand

Author : Rand
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The Muslim World Book Review

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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
ISBN : UOM:39015082912034
Genre : Library catalogs
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Explorers Journal

Author : Ernest Ingersoll
ISBN : UOM:39015075733728
Genre : Explorers
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The Red Polled Herd Book Of Cattle Descended From The Norfolk Suffolk Red Polled

Author : Red Polled Cattle Club of America
ISBN : UCAL:B3243647
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