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Thesiger, Wilfred 1910-2003

Overview
Works: 281 works in 717 publications in 10 languages and 9,506 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Diaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: DS208, 915.3
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The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

95 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and adventures of a British traveler during a seven-year stay (1951-58) among primitive tribes along the central marshes of Iraq
Arabian sands by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

141 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated at Eton and Oxford. Though British, he was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life, "the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets, etc." In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia. With vivid descriptions and colorful anecdotes he narrates his stories, including two crossings of the Empty Quarter, among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels
Visions of a nomad by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and French and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desert( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of these works - executed in the Sahara and in the deserts of Namibia, Libya, Australia and the American Southwest - have been specially commissioned for this volume."--Jacket
My Kenya days by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of my choice by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seinem abenteuerreichen Lebensbericht beschwört der englische Forschungsreisende (1910- 2003) voller Sympathie und Achtung die versunkene Welt afrikanischer und arabischer Stammeskulturen
A vanished world by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilfred Thesiger's superb portraits of tribal peoples have earned him worldwide recognition as a photographer. Using a simple box camera which had belonged to his father, Thesiger began his photographic career during a short hunting trip in Ethiopia in 1930 and used the same camera to photograph hostile Danakil tribesmen when he returned three years later to explore the Awash river. Whilst in the Sudan, and now equipped with a Leica 35mm, Thesiger portrayed the Muslim tribes in Northern Darfur, pagan Nuer in the Western Nile swamps and Nuba wrestlers. Among Ethiopia's Danakil he had travelled as a European accompanied by servants, but here he lived increasingly on equal terms with his followers and his photography mirrors this changed attitude. The dramatic visual impact of Arabia's deserts fully awakened Thesiger's latent talent for portraiture and composition. During his five years in Arabia from 1945-50 he was able to depict his Bedu companions with a sensitivity and power only suggested by his pre-war photographs. Conceived in the harshest of settings, these Arabian pictures bear eloquent testimony to the inspirational effect the desert had upon this great traveller. In contrast, tranquil images of reeds, waterways and lagoons characterize Thesiger's matchless portraits of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq -- in which he captures a world which has now completely disappeared. In the seldom visited regions of Kurdistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan Thesiger took many photographs of their striking inhabitants who remained thoroughly unselfconscious in front of the camera -- as did the graceful tribespeople of northern Kenya and Tanzania later in Thesiger's eventful life. These unique portraits were all taken under exceptional conditions. Together they provide a magnificent pictorial record of diverse cultures and vanished worlds"--Publisher description
Bedouin poetry from Sinai and the Negev : mirror of a culture by Clinton Bailey( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert, marsh, and mountain : the world of a nomad by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the sands by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisk billedværk
A la bo sha di : dang dai tan xian ming jia sai xi ge a la bo sha mo zhi lu by Sai xi ge( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfred Thesiger's photographs : a 'Most cherished possession' : an exhibition at Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 16 June 1993-27 February 1994 by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zai qun shan zhi jian : Zhong ya gao di ji xing by Sai Xi Ge( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the mountains : travels through Asia by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente les carnets de voyage de l'explorateur britannique qui pendant plus de trente ans, parcourut le Kurdistan irakien, le Pakistan, l'Afghanistan, l'Inde et le Népal, attiré et émerveillé par la beauté et l'infini des montagnes d'Asie. Ces carnets rendent compte des épreuves et des dangers traversés mais aussi des plaisirs vécus, des populations rencontrées et des paysages admirés
The Danakil diary : journeys through Abyssinia, 1930-34 by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three views of Oman : society and religion 1945-2006 by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnets d'Abyssinie by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal de sa première expédition parmi les Danakil, où il se laisse envahir par la magie du désert et se choisir définitivement, homme du sable et du vent
Thesiger's return by Peter Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les seigneurs du désert de Tombouctou à la Mecque : témoignages( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Badu of southern Arabia by Wilfred Thesiger( )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The desert
Alternative Names
Mubarak Bin London 1910-2003

Ṯaysiǧir, Wīlfrid 1910-2003

Tesidzer, Jilfrid 1910-2003

Thesiger, W. P. 1910-

Thesiger, W. P. (Wilfred Patrick), 1910-

Thesiger, Wilfred

Thesiger, Wilfred 1910-

Thesiger, Wilfred Patrick, 1910-2003

Ṯīsiǧir, Wīlfird 1910-2003

Wilfred Patrick Thesiger esploratore e scrittore britannico

Wilfred Thesiger britischer Forscher und Entdecker

Wilfred Thesiger Brits diplomaat

Вилфред Тесиџер британски истражувач и арабист

Тесайджер, Уилфрид

Тэсиджер, Уилфрид 1910-

ثيسيغير, ولفريد.

ولفريد ثيسيغر، 1910-2003

ويلفريد ثيسيجر

ويلفريد ثيسيغر

ویلفرد تزیجر نویسنده، دیپلمات، و کاشف بریتانیایی

வில்பிரட் தீசிசர்

세시저, 윌프레드 1910-2003

ウィルフレッド・セシジャー

セシガー

セシジャー, ウィルフレッド

セシジャー, ウィルフレッド 1910-2003

Languages
English (311)

French (48)

German (23)

Spanish (17)

Dutch (8)

Italian (6)

Chinese (5)

Arabic (4)

Danish (3)

Japanese (2)

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Arabian sandsThe desertMy Kenya daysThe life of my choiceA vanished worldBedouin poetry from Sinai and the Negev : mirror of a cultureDesert, marsh, and mountain : the world of a nomadCrossing the sands