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

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byCharles Issawi

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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 andFrench 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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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 andFrench archives and here published for the first...

Charles Issawi is at Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195049519

ISBN - 13:9780195049510

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"Once again Charles Issawi is to be congratulated for producing an eye-opening aid and work of reference."--BRISMES Bulletin