Water on Sand

Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa
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Alan Mikhail
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From Morocco to Iran and the Black Sea to the Red, Water on Sand rewrites the history of the Middle East and North Africa from the Little Ice Age to the Cold War era. As the first holistic environmental history of the region, it shows the intimate connections between peoples and environments and how these relationships shaped political, economic, and social history in startling and unforeseen ways. Nearly all political powers in the region based their rule on the management and control of natural resources, and nearly all individuals were in constant communion with the natural world. To grasp how these multiple histories were central to the pasts of the Middle East and North Africa, the chapters in this book evidence the power of environmental history to open up new avenues of scholarly inquiry.
From Morocco to Iran and the Black Sea to the Red, Water on Sand rewrites the history of the Middle East and North Africa from the Little Ice Age to the Cold War era. As the first holistic environmental history of the region, it shows the intimate connections between peoples and environments and how these relationships shaped political, economic, and social history in startling and unforeseen ways. Nearly all political powers in the region based their rule on the management and control of natural resources, and nearly all individuals were in constant communion with the natural world. To grasp how these multiple histories were central to the pasts of the Middle East and North Africa, the chapters in this book evidence the power of environmental history to open up new avenues of scholarly inquiry.
ContributorsIntroduction - Middle East Environmental History: The Fallow between Two Fields, Alan Mikhail
1. The Eccentricity of the Middle East and North Africa's Environmental History, J.R. McNeill
2. History and Animal Energy in the Arid Zone, Richard W. Bulliet
3. The Little Ice Age Crisis of the Ottoman Empire: A Conjuncture in Middle East Environmental History, Sam White
4. Fish and Fishermen in Ottoman Istanbul, Suraiya Faroqhi
5. Plague and Environment in Late Ottoman Egypt, Alan Mikhail
6. Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe, Arash Khazeni
7. Enclosing Nature in North Africa: National Parks and the Politics of Environmental History, Diana K. Davis
8. Building the Past: Rockscapes and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt, Nancy Reynolds
9. The Rise and Decline of Environmentalism in Lebanon, Karim Makdisi
10. State of Nature: The Politics of Water in the Making of Saudi Arabia, Toby C. Jones
11. Expanding the Nile's Watershed: The Science and Politics of Land Reclamation in Egypt, Jessica Barnes
Bibliography
Index
From Morocco to Iran and the Black Sea to the Red, Water on Sand rewrites the history of the Middle East and North Africa from the Little Ice Age to the Cold War era. As the first holistic environmental history of the region, it shows the intimate connections between peoples and environments and how these relationships shaped political, economic, and social history in startling and unforeseen ways. Nearly all political powers in the region based their rule on the management and control of natural resources, and nearly all individuals were in constant communion with the natural world. To grasp how these multiple histories were central to the pasts of the Middle East and North Africa, the chapters in this book evidence the power of environmental history to open up new avenues of scholarly inquiry.

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