The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914

A Documentary Economic History
Author(s): 
Issawi, Charles
ISBN: 
0195049519
Date published: 
January 1988
Hardback
Price: 
£32.50
Pages: 
518

This is the first systematic economic history of the Fertile Crescent throughout the nineteenth century, a region encompassing what is now Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Charles Issawi, an authority on the Middle East, has compiled and edited a comprehensive selection of documents from sources in English and seven other languages (all translated), the majority published here for the first time. His own substantive chapter introductions and the 154 selections cover all aspects of nineteenth century economic life in the region: social life and organization, trade, transport, and public and private finance.

 

Professor Issawi, a widely known authority on the Middle East, has compiled this first systematic economic history of the Fertile Crescent in the 19th century. The book comprises a comprehensive selection of documents from sources in Englsih and seven other translated languages, the majority of which have never before been published.