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



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


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 Oxford Univesity Press


Alan Mikhail, editor


Jessica Barnes- Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Climate and Energy Institute and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Richard W. Bulliet- Professor of Middle Eastern History, Columbia University

Diana K. Davis- Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis.

Suraiya Faroqhi- Professor of History, Istanbul Bilgi University

Toby C. Jones- Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Arash Khazeni- Assistant Professor of History, Pomona College

Karim Makdisi- Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut (AUB)

J.R. McNeill- University Professor, Georgetown University

Alan Mikhail- Professor of History, Yale University

Nancy Y. Reynolds- Assistant Professor of History, Washington University in St. Louis

Sam White- Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College

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Alan Mikhail, editor , “Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa,” Trinity College Library, accessed July 15, 2024, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/169.