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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


The Environmental Historiography of Britain*

T. C. Smout

in Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on how the British came to understand that the environment had a history. The British discovered environmental history during the Enlightenment. As good a date as any to start is ... 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


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

Dana Phillips

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book surveys trends in environmental thought in the US from the mid-19th century to the present day. Its author's chief interest is in ecocriticism — a new field of inquiry that focuses on ... More


Large Dams, Technopolitics, and Development

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Large dams, brought into being through a combination of technological prowess, engineering expertise and political-economic calculation, have radically altered humanity’s relationship with planetary ... More


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

Alan Mikhail (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is a holistic environmental history of the Middle East and North Africa over the last half millennium. It shows how the intimate connections between peoples and environments shaped ... More


Introduction

T. C. Smout

in Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter focuses on the development of environmental history. It considers its close links to economic history, cultural history and historical geography, and how engagement and ... More


In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Mark Carey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Climate change is producing profound changes globally. This environmental history analysis offers a much needed but barely examined ground‐level study of human impacts and responses to climate change ... More


Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


The Historiography of Environmental History

J. R. McNeill

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the emergence of environmental history, which developed in the context of the environmental concerns that began in the 1960s with worries about local industrial pollution, but ... More


The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More


Introduction: The Global Environmental History of the Middle East

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/9780226427201.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction represents a mission statement for Middle East environmental history. Through a light discussion of some of the current literature on the topic, the chapter explains what both global ... More


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