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Seeds of Power Explorations in Ottoman Environmental History

By: Onur Inal(Editor), Yavuz Koese(Editor), Alan Mikhail(Preface By)
260 pages, b/w illustrations and maps
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Explores historical processes and transformations that shaped the Ottoman Empire from the viewpoint of environmental history. Brings into view a vast array of integral actors and agents that played a key role in the social, economic and ecological transformations of the Ottoman Empire.

Contents

Preface ALAN MIKHAIL
Introduction The Ottoman Environments Revisited ONUR INAL and YAVUZ KOESE

Part I. Climate and Landscapes
Chapter 1. Searching for the 'Little Ice Age' Effects in the Ottoman Greek Lands: The Cases of Salonica and Crete ELIAS KOLOVOS and PHOKION KOTZAGEORGIS
Chapter 2. A `Magnificent' Climate: Demography, Land and Labour in Sixteenth-Century Anatolia MEHMET KURU
Chapter 3. Producing Grapes and Wine on the Bosporus in the Eighteenth Century: The Testimony of Domenico Sestini SURAIYA FAROQHI

Part II. Resources and Energies
Chapter 4. Fruits of Empire: Figs, Raisins, and Transformation of Western Anatolia in the Late Nineteenth Century ONUR INAL
Chapter 5. 'It's a Bad Fate to be Born Near a Forest': Forest, People and Buffaloes in the Mid-Nineteenth Century North-western Anatolia SEMIH CELIK
Chapter 6. Water Management Issues in an Ottoman Province: The Case of Cyprus in the Seventeenth Century STYLIANI LEPIDA

Part III. Technologies and Infrastructures
Chapter 7. Nature's 'Cosmopolitanism': Villagers, Engineers and Animals along Terkos Waterworks in Late Nineteenth-Century Istanbul K. MEHMET KENTEL
Chapter 8. Cesspools, Mosquitos and Fever: An Environmental History of Malaria Prevention in Isma'iliyya and Port Sa'id, 1869-1910 MOHAMED GAMAL-ELDIN

Part IV. Ideas and Actors
Chapter 9. The Rice Debates: Political Ecology in the Ottoman Parliament CHRIS GRATIEN
Chapter 10. Discovering the Nature of the New Homeland: Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) in the Ottoman Empire and in Early Republican Turkey YAVUZ KOESE
Chapter 11. Dispossession by Concession: Forest Commons in the Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic SELCUK DURSUN

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By: Onur Inal(Editor), Yavuz Koese(Editor), Alan Mikhail(Preface By)
260 pages, b/w illustrations and maps
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