Empires and Anarchies: A History of Oil in the Middle East (Hardback)
  • Empires and Anarchies: A History of Oil in the Middle East (Hardback)
zoom

Empires and Anarchies: A History of Oil in the Middle East (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/06/2017
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Middle East has the greatest oil reservoirs in the world. But, having created immense wealth, oil has not brought universal happiness to the region. The history of oil is about not only the great discoveries but the transformation of people and societies, the empires built on oil and the anarchies it has engendered. From the first explorers trudging through the desert wastes to the excesses of the Peacock Throne and the high stakes of OPEC, the burnt-out remains of Saddam Hussein's armies and the human tragedy of the Arab Spring, Empires and Anarchies describes the history of oil in all its aspects: how it enriched and fractured the Middle East, eroding traditional ways of life and facilitating the rise of Islamic radicalism. Michael Quentin Morton's account presents a fascinating insight into the historical background of the region through the people and politics of oil. It is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the promise and the curse of oil, as well as for those interested in how oil has played a crucial part in shaping the modern Middle East.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780238104
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Syria
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Added to basket
The One That Got Away
Added to basket
The Balfour Declaration
Added to basket
Shah of Shahs
Added to basket
Mesopotamia
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
Revolutionary Iran
Added to basket
The Persian Expedition
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Six Days
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Destiny Disrupted
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Inside the Kingdom
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
City of Lies
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Lemon Tree
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.