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Nature and empire in Ottoman Egypt : an environmental history

Author: Alan Mikhail
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
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"In the first ever environmental history of Ottoman Egypt, Alan Mikhail brings to life the complex relationships between Egyptians, their rural world along the Nile, and the Ottoman Empire. This detailed account of irrigation, grain cultivation, the movement of wood, disease, and labor challenges many longstanding ideas in both Ottoman and Egyptian history while at the same time demonstrating how environmental  Read more...
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History
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Mikhail, Alan, 1979-
Nature and empire in Ottoman Egypt.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010047013
(OCoLC)678924723
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Mikhail
ISBN: 9781139078931 1139078933 1283112884 9781283112888
OCLC Number: 727948490
Awards: Winner of Middle East Studies Association Roger Owen Book Award 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: an empire by nature; 1. Watering the Earth; 2. The food chain; 3. The framework of empire; 4. In working order; 5. From nature to disease; 6. Another Nile; Conclusion: the imagination and reality of public works; Appendix: citations for cases enumerated in Tables 1 through 4.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Alan Mikhail.

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This book charts how changes in the control of natural resources fundamentally altered the nature of Ottoman imperial sovereignty.  Read more...

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