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The Omani Tribes in Basra

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter pursues the fortunes of the Azd and other ‘Gulf’ tribes in the Fârs campaign and then in Basra, their role in the Battle of the Camel, and the formation of the Azd khums. Misapprehension ... More


History and Animal Energy in the Arid Zone

Richard W. Bulliet

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter proposes that geographic, macroeconomic, and technological factors that came into play after the twelfth century created, or greatly enhanced, a disequilibrium between Europe and the ... More


Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

James L. Hevia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare examines the use of camels, mules, and donkeys in British colonial campaigns of conquest and pacification, starting with the Second Afghan War and ending in the ... More


Transport Animals and Wagons

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the evidence for pack animals and their uses in Roman Egypt, and considers the role of wheeled transport. It establishes patterns of use dictated by function and ability, and ... More


Indian Army Reform and the Creation of a Permanent Transport Establishment

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reviews the inception of a new transport system in the Indian Army, one made up of permanent establishment, including a training regime for transport officers and animal handlers, and a ... More


Introduction

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The introduction situates Lao She in relation to China's New Culture movement and the protest movements of May Fourth. It is 1928 and during the four years that Lao She has spent in London he has ... More


Transportation across Intermediate States of Matter

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The chapter links the topic of subversive transportation to a discussion of physical geography. Political regimes may perceive some geophysical settings as especially resistant to road-building ... More


Clearing the Sinai

DAVID R. WOODWARD

in Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123837
eISBN:
9780813134963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the challenges faced by the British soldiers in clearing Mount Sinai in Egypt. It discusses the difficulties of the soldiers in riding and managing their camels during this ... More


Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Artiodactyla from Porcupine Cave

Jim I. Mead and Louis H. Taylor

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter documents the Artiodactyla recovered from various localities within Porcupine Cave. It provides a listing of all specimens described, including the institution of curation and specimen ... More


Missing Links Found: Transitional Forms in the Fossil Mammal Record

Donald R. Prothero

in For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257580
eISBN:
9780520943711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257580.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The books of the intelligent design (ID) creationists are filled with examples and critiques of evolution from a biological or philosophical perspective, but they pointedly avoid discussing the ... More


Camelidae

John M. Harris, Denis Geraads, and Nikos Solounias

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0041
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Camels originated in North America in the middle Eocene (Uintan land mammal age) and the first 36 million years of their history is confined to that continent. They were a highly successful group in ... More


Of Camels and Ruby Queens

Nan Enstad

in Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226533285
eISBN:
9780226533452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533452.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter tracks the boom of big cigarette brands in the 1910s in both China (Ruby Queen) and the US (Camel), a development that at least partially sparked the interwar spike in cigarette ... More


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the First Pandemic of the Twenty-First Century; Middle East Respiratory Syndrome; and the 2019–2020 Outbreak of 2019-nCoV

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter assesses Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which represented the first new viral pandemic of the 21st century. Beginning mysteriously in Southern China during November of 2002, ... More


Cairo: ‘meeting place of comer and goer’

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Incursions by the Mongols and the wars of the Crusades combined to ruin Syria, but not Cairo, which remained a peaceful place that made it the fabled cultural city of the Arab world. European ... More


Animal Management, Canal Colonization, and the Ecological Transformation of the Punjab

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores, through publications of army veterinarians and annual reports, the organization of a camel and mule biopower regime as animal management. The chapter then turns to ecological ... More


The Great War and Its Aftermath

James L. Hevia

in Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1914 the Indian Army transport system, including all its reserve units, was mobilized. Units were deployed to Mesopotamia and Egypt. Similar problems associated with camel losses occurred during ... More


Camel Fair Kaleidoscopic

Drew Thomases

in Guest is God: Pilgrimage, Tourism, and Making Paradise in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190883553
eISBN:
9780190883584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883553.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 explores the annual camel fair, and especially its discourse on color. From both the written and ethnographic record, the camel fair emerges as an event where color, more than anything ... More


Think More About Camels

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Russia’s military campaign against the khanate of Khiva in 1839–40 is noteworthy for its disastrous outcome. Planned for the winter months in order to obviate the absence of water in the arid Kazakh ... More


Did U.S. Bank Supervisors Get Tougher during the Credit Crunch? Did They Get Easier during the Banking Boom? Did It Matter to Bank Lending?

Allen N. Berger, Margaret K. Kyle, and Joseph M. Scalise

in Prudential Supervision: What Works and What Doesn't

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226531885
eISBN:
9780226531939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226531939.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses some reasons to suspect that supervisory changes over the last decade or so may have had significant effects on the overall lending of the U.S. banking industry. It ... More


The Book of Books

Samia Khatun

in Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190922603
eISBN:
9780190055943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922603.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Examining past ‘misreadings’ of a copy of Kasasol Ambia in the Australian mining town of Broken Hill that has long been mislabeled a Quran in Australian history books, this chapter challenges one of ... More


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