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Thesiger, Wilfred 1910-2003

Works: 300 works in 769 publications in 11 languages and 9,343 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Travel writing  Pictorial works  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Poetry  Diaries  Folk poetry 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Wilfred Thesiger
The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

98 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,309 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 )

127 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 694 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of photographs chosen by Thesiger which include images from his Asian travels, the Arab world and images of Africa
The desert( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 208 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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The life of my choice by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 120 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
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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Brunnen der Wüste; mit den Beduinen durch das unbekannte Arabien by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the sands by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Zhao di a la bo ren : dang dai tan xian ming jia sai xi ge a la bo zhao ze zhi lu by Frederic John Napier Thesiger Chelmsford( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miao shu zhao di a la bo bu zu ju zhu zai jiong ran bu tong de sha mo ta men shen chu yi pian shui shi jie zhong, Yong mao cha yu, Chi mi bing, He shui niu nai, Yi da lu wei da jian fu dao he cuo zong fu za de shui shang jian zhu, Bing zai hai bu hui zou lu qian, Bian xue hui hua du mu zhou
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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo xuan ze de sheng huo : shi ji tan xian jia Sai xi ge hui yi lu by Sai Xi Ge( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese 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 )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 22 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
Three views of Oman : society and religion 1945-2006 by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

"In 1930 Wilfred Thesiger attended the coronation of HIM Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa, at the Emperor's personal invitation. Afterwards he spent a month hunting alone in the hostile Danakil desert of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), a thrilling experience which led three years later to his successful exploration of the Awash River. Today he still regards this expedition as the most dangerous he ever undertook." "Aged only 23, Thesiger became the first European to travel through the fabled Sultanate of Aussa, a forbidding land where two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army had previously been wiped out by Danakil tribesmen. Thesiger's remarkable journey solved one of Africa's last remaining geographical mysteries, and established the reputation of a man now considered by many to be the century's greatest living explorer." "A vivid, compelling narrative, The Danakil Diary records how the young Thesiger surmounted overwhelming obstacles and survived the constant threat of death and mutilation by the Danakil, warriors whose tribal status depended on the number of men they had killed and castrated. He portrays the often beautiful, savage landscapes; their varied wildlife; and the strange, sometimes cruel customs of the Danakil, never before observed in such intimate detail." "Interspersed with letters to his mother, Thesiger's diary is illustrated with original sketch-maps and drawings, and many of his previously unpublished photographs."--BOOK JACKET
Thesiger's return by Peter Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The desert
Arabian sandsThe desertMy Kenya daysA vanished worldThe life of my choiceBedouin poetry from Sinai and the Negev : mirror of a cultureDie Brunnen der Wüste; mit den Beduinen durch das unbekannte ArabienCrossing the sands
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 anglický cestovatel

Wilfred Thesiger britischer Forscher und Entdecker

Wilfred Thesiger Brits diplomaat

Wilfred Thesiger explorador britànic

Wilfred Thesiger explorador británico

Wilfred Thesiger explorateur britannique

Wilfred Thesiger explorator britanic

Вилфред Тесиџер британски истражувач и арабист

Тесайджер, Уилфрид

Тэсиджер, Уилфрид 1910-

ثيسيغير, ولفريد.

ولفريد ثيسيغر، 1910-2003

ويلفريد ثيسيجر

ويلفريد ثيسيجر مستكشف بريطاني

ویلفرد تزیجر نویسنده، دیپلمات، و کاشف بریتانیایی

வில்பிரட் தீசிசர்

세시저, 윌프레드 1910-2003



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

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