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The Camel and the Wheel

By: Richard W Bulliet (Author)

327 pages, 125 b/w photos and b/w illustrations

Columbia University Press

Paperback | May 1990 | #220465 | ISBN: 023107235X
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Hardback | May 1990 | #220464 | ISBN: 0231072341
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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.

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Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is the editor of The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century and author of The Camel and the Wheel. He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.

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