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Introduction: Middle East Environmental History: The Fallow between Two Fields

Alan Mikhail (ed.)

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/9780199768677.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter introduces the field of Middle East environmental history. It begins by discussing an older geophysical and biological literature that has set the stage for this book. It then points to ... More


Ecology Then and Now

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Popularly, ecology is still associated with utopian values and concepts such as balance, harmony, and community, despite the fact that scientists no longer see these values and concepts as relevant ... More


Global history: approaches and new directions

Maxine Berg

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter investigates timing and reasons for the ‘turn’ to global issues in historical writing. These have included dissatisfaction with the older frameworks of national histories and area ... More


The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Richard S. Kirkendall (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The field of American history has undergone remarkable expansion in the past century, all of it reflecting a broadening of the historical enterprise and democratization of its coverage. Today, the ... More


Introduction

S. RAVI RAJAN

in Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800-1950

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277964
eISBN:
9780191707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277964.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The emphasis in this study is forestry in the British Empire. This choice stems from the fact that British colonial forestry was arguably one of the most extensive imperial frameworks of scientific ... More


The Wild One: Environmental History as Redheaded Stepchild

Karl Brooks

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the Mississippi Valley Historical Association-Organization of American Historians relationship with environmental history. It suggest that in the early period, the editors of the ... More


Introduction

Mark Atwood Lawrence, David Kinkela, and Erika Marie Bsumek

in Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199755356
eISBN:
9780199345090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755356.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter performs three functions that introduce the overall contours and goals of the collection. First, it observes that present-day nation-states face a tremendous challenge in managing ... More


Regions and global history

R. Bin Wong

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

China provides a distinctive perspective for a regional approach to global history. The Chinese empire should be seen as a part of multiple regions, for example, North East Asia, or the East and ... More


The Eccentricity of the Middle East and North Africa’s Environmental History

J. R. McNeill

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/9780199768677.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is a global and comparative analysis of the Middle East and North Africa's environmental history. It argues that three distinct features—termed “eccentricities"—help to explain the ... More


Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

T. C. Smout

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This volume brings together the best of the author's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history and offers them as a collection of ‘explorations’. ... More


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