The Camel and the Wheel

The Camel and the Wheel

by Richard W. Bulliet
     
 

ISBN-10: 023107235X

ISBN-13: 9780231072359

Pub. Date: 06/03/1990

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Why, for many centuries, was the wheel abandoned in the Middle East in favor of the camel as a means of transport? This richly illustrated study explains this anomaly. Drawing on archaeology, art, technology, anthropology, linguistics, and camel husbandry, Bulliet explores the implications for the region's economic and social development during the Middle Ages and

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Overview

Why, for many centuries, was the wheel abandoned in the Middle East in favor of the camel as a means of transport? This richly illustrated study explains this anomaly. Drawing on archaeology, art, technology, anthropology, linguistics, and camel husbandry, Bulliet explores the implications for the region's economic and social development during the Middle Ages and into modern times.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231072359
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/03/1990
Series:
Morningside Book Series
Edition description:
Morningside ed
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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