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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


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

Alan Mikhail

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

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 ... More


Early Modern Human and Animal

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As an early modern agrarian empire whose calories and revenues were almost entirely based on the cultivation of foodstuffs, the Ottoman Empire was a polity that relied on the labor of millions of ... More


The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Alan Mikhail

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells the story of Ottoman Egypt’s political, social, economic, and environmental transformations between 1517 and 1882 through the history of human-animal relations. Its main contention is ... More


Encagement

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes how a set of institutions founded in the nineteenth century changed Egyptians’ relationships to charismatic megafauna and other animals. The Egyptian School of Veterinary ... More


Conclusion: The Human Ends

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter discusses the implications for humans of the interspecies processes examined in the preceding chapters. Similar to the separation of livestock, dogs, and charismatic megafauna ... More


Animal Capital

Alan Mikhail

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through an examination of the role of domesticated animals as forms of property in rural Ottoman Egypt, this chapter argues that historians of the early modern Muslim world must pay greater attention ... More


Brute Force

Alan Mikhail

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter offers a template for understanding how rural economies based both on animal wealth and the shared labor of humans and animals changed at the end of the eighteenth century to effect the ... More


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