The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914

The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914 : A Documentary Economic History

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This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.
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  • Hardback | 518 pages
  • 166.1 x 242.3 x 31.5mm | 945.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195049519
  • 9780195049510
  • 2,095,163

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'the volume will be extremely valuable to anyone involved in teaching or studying the economic history of the region ... Issawi has written a fine, pioneering work'
M.E. Yapp, School of Oriental and African Studies, Business History, July '90 `Once again Charles issawi is to be congratulated for producing an eye-opening teaching aid and work of reference.'Roger Owen, BRISMES Bulletin 'There is a wealth of historical information, data and ideas in this book which will delight students of the economic history of the Fertile Crescent.'
Adam Selby, British Society of Asian Studies 'It is a pleasure to salute Charles Issawi's pioneering roll in the discovery and elucidation of the economic history of the Middle East in the 19th century, and to be able to commend the final volume of documents and analysis in this series with the same warmth as its predecessors. His achievement is immense and his scholarship exemplary.'
Times Higher Educational Supplement
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