THE WITNESS OF THE WILDERNESS - THE BEDAWIN OF THE DESERT Their Origin, History, Home Life, Strife, Religion, and Superstitions, in their relation to the Bible

By: Lees, G. Robinson

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xii, 222 pages; Clean, unmarked and tight in original light orange binding with title in black and a central image of a Bedawy on a horse at front cover. Endpapers toned, spine darkened. With twenty-eight illustrations from photographs. Eight of the photograph illustrations were taken by the author himself; the remainder were provided by Mr. C. A. Hornstein of Jerusalem, Dr. Johnson of Moab, and Rev. A Forder of Jerusalem. OCLC 3854229 G Robinson Lees, (1860-1944), lived in Palestine for six years, spending significant periods of time with the "Bedawin" in their "houses of hair." Despite his Christian perspective, Lees provides loads of interesting ethnographic information on the Bedouin people before broad exposure to Western influences. In the Preface, Lees states: "Recent events in the Turkish Empire, the grant of a new Parliamentary Constitution, and the construction of the desert railway from Damascus to Medina and Mecca, are factors of supreme interest and importance in the wilderness life, which may bring the Bedawin and their country, the cradle of Islam, more prominently before the notice of the Christian world, and it seems to me that this is an opportune time for desiring to attract the attention of those who might wish to know what they imply to the manners and customs of the nomad race and the relation they bear to the Scriptures."

Title: THE WITNESS OF THE WILDERNESS - THE BEDAWIN OF THE DESERT Their Origin, History, Home Life, Strife, Religion, and Superstitions, in their relation to the Bible

Author Name: Lees, G. Robinson

Categories: Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Travel and Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42237

Keywords: Bedouins Palestine