Alan Mikhail

History Compass
Volume 9, Issue 12, pages 952–970, December 2011

Through a discussion of the burgeoning literature related to environmental topics in the Middle East, this article explains what both environmental historians and historians of the Middle East stand to gain from a consideration of Middle East environmental history. After an examination of the limitations and possibilities of the available source base, the article addresses three main areas of research: climate, energy, and disease. It is meant to serve as an introduction to a new field and to suggest some possible avenues for future research.

contains extensive bibliography