The Camel And The Wheel

Pub Date : 1990 | Author : Richard W. Bulliet | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 023107235X
ISBN 13 : 9780231072359

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 a..

The Wheel

Pub Date : 2016-01-19 | Author : Richard W. Bulliet | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231540612
ISBN 13 : 0231540612

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B..

Cotton Climate And Camels In Early Islamic Iran

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Richard W. Bulliet | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231148375
ISBN 13 : 0231148372

A boom in the production and export of cotton turned Iran into the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's pri..

Sacred Drift

Pub Date : 1993-08-01 | Author : Peter Lamborn Wilson | Publisher : City Lights Books

ISBN 10 : 0872862755
ISBN 13 : 9780872862753

Peter Lamborn Wilson proposes a set of heresies, a culture of resistance, that dispels the false image of Islam as monolithic, puritan, and two-dimensional. Here is the story of th..

Islam

Pub Date : 1995-01 | Author : Richard W. Bulliet | Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN 10 : 0231082193
ISBN 13 : 9780231082198

Richard Bulliet's timely account provides the essential background for understanding the contemporary resurgence of Muslim activism around the globe. Why, asks Bulliet, did Islam b..