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Description - The Camel and the Wheel by Richard Bulliet

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231072359
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 327
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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