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The River Nile in the Age of the British Political Ecology and the Quest for Economic Power

By: Terje Tvedt(Author)
464 pages, 16 illustrations
Publisher: IB Tauris
The River Nile in the Age of the British
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  • The River Nile in the Age of the British ISBN: 9781784536275 Paperback May 2016 Usually dispatched within 1 week
  • The River Nile in the Age of the British ISBN: 9781860648359 Hardback Mar 2004 Out of Print #239003
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The Nile today plays a crucial role in the economics, politics and cultural life of ten countries and their more than 300 million inhabitants. No other international river basin has a longer, more complex and eventful history than the Nile. In telling the detailed story of the hydropolitics of the Nile valley in a period during which the conceptualization, use and planning of the waters were revolutionized, and many of the most famous politicians of the 20th century – Churchill, Mussolini, Eisenhower, Eden, Nasser and Haile Selassie – played active parts in the Nile game, The River Nile in the Age of the British should stand as a case study of a much more general and acute question: the political ecology of trans-national river basins.


Introduction: The River Nile and the Politics of Water

Part 1: A River Conquered
1. River Imperialism
2. A British Nile
3. The Nile as Stick and Carrot
4. Nile Diplomacy, Bog Barons and War

Part 3: Collapse of a River Empire
5. The Nile and Imperial Collapse
6. Nasser's Aswan High Dam - Hydropolitics as World History
7. A Last Roar - Turning the Nile Against Nasser

Part 4: The Legacy
Epilogue: The British Nile Legacy and the Pedagogy of the Atlas

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Professor Terje Tvedt is Research Director in the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen and a Panel Member of UNESCO's World Water Assessment Programme.

By: Terje Tvedt(Author)
464 pages, 16 illustrations
Publisher: IB Tauris
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