The Camel and the Wheel

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Columbia University Press, 1975 - History - 327 pages
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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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From late Antiquity to the age of motorized transportation, pack camels largely replaced wheeled vehicles in North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran. Bulliet's book is devoted to exploring the causes ... Read full review

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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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