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Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Alan Mikhail


This book is an argument for Middle East environmental history. Focusing on the Ottoman Empire—the longest-lasting and most important political power in the Middle East over the last millennium—and Egypt—the Middle East’s most populous and historically most lucrative region—Under Osman’s Tree shows the utility of environmental history for the study of the Middle East and the importance of the Middle East for global environmental history. The book tackles major topics in environmental history: natural resource management, climate, energy, human and animal labor, water control, disease, and the ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Egypt, environment, water, labor, animals, climate, disease, energy, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226427171
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Mikhail, author
Yale University