by Robert Irwin

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A natural and cultural history of the camel, which explains why the camel has fascinated so many artists, writers and thinkers, including Leonardo da Vinci, Poussin, Tiepolo, Flaubert and Kipling.

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ISBN-13: 9781861897343
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Animal
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Robert Irwin is a former lecturer in medieval history at the University of St Andrews.  He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and India, and is a leading expert on Arab culture.  He is the author of numerous books, including, The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature and For Lust of Knowledge: The Orientalists and Their Enemies.

Table of Contents


1   Physiology and Psychology
2   Ancestors of the Camel
3   Practical Camel
4   Camels in the Medieval World of Islam
5   The Beauty of the Beast: Literature and Art
6   The Camel's Role in History
7   Modernity's Camel

Timeline of the Camel
Select Bibliography
Associations and Websites
Photo Acknowledgements

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