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Owen, Roger 1935-

Works: 126 works in 589 publications in 8 languages and 14,841 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC415.15, 320.956
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Most widely held works by Roger Owen
State, power, and politics in the making of the modern Middle East by Roger Owen( Book )

85 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the very latest developments in the Middle East. This new edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then. The book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region. -- Back cover
The Middle East in the world economy, 1800-1914 by Roger Owen( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the growth and transformation of the Middle East economy during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The text looks at how the region's economic structures were fundamentally altered by the growing impact of European trade and finance, and by the internal reforms of the rulers of Egypt. It also examines in detail the impact of this process on the four central areas of the Middle East. The result, the author argues, was the creation of a fixed pattern of agricultural, industrial and financial activity. The states formed after the collapse of teh Ottoman Empire found that altering this pattern in their attempts to promote a less dependent form of development was frought with difficulty; and the problems they faced and their different approaches are still highly relevant to the Middle East's economic development today."
Studies in the theory of imperialism by Roger Owen( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Arab presidents for life by Roger Owen( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monarchical presidential regimes that prevailed in the Arab world for so long looked as though they would last indefinitely.until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. This book exposes for the first time the origins and dynamics of a governmental system that largely defined the Arab Middle East in the 20th century
Suez 1956 : the crisis and its consequences by William Roger Louis( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis, based on newly available evidence, of the Suez crisis of 1956, its origins, and its consequences. The contributors, some of whom were active participants in the events, offer their personal assessments of the events and the personalities involved in the conflict
A history of Middle East economies in the twentieth century by Roger Owen( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book on examines, for the first time, the separate national economies of the Arab states, including the Gulf, Israel, and Turkey, from 1918 to the present. It describes the main trends within each economy based on the best available statistical data, and answers larger questions concerning the long-term growth of the countries, first in the colonial period, then in the periods characterized by planning and development, followed by the first steps toward liberalization and structural adjustment. It evaluates government policy in promoting the protection of imports and in advancing market economies. Policies employed by the oil-producing states to build new institutional structures based on near unlimited supplies of capital and labor are also examined. The Middle East economies are placed in their proper international context, and questions of colonialism and labor migration are discussed
The Middle East by Talal Asad( Book )

18 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asad has made important theoretical contributions to Post-Colonialism, Christianity, Islam, and Ritual studies and has recently called for, and initiated, an anthropology of Secularism. Using a genealogical method developed by Friedrich Nietzsche and made prominent by Michel Foucault, Asad "complicates terms of comparison that many anthropologists, theologians, philosophers, and political scientists receive as the unexamined background of thinking, judgment, and action as such. By doing so, he creates clearings, opening new possibilities for communication, connection, and creative invention where opposition or studied indifference prevailed."
Studies in the economic and social history of Palestine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton and the Egyptian economy, 1820-1914: a study in trade and development by Roger Owen( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Cromer : Victorian imperialist, Edwardian proconsul by Roger Owen( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heyday of the Empire just before the First World War, Lord Cromer was second only to Lord Curzon in fame and public esteem. In the days when Cairo and Calcutta represented the twin poles of British power in Asia and Africa, Cromer's commanding presence seemed to radiate the essential spirit of imperial rule. In this first modern biography, Roger Owen charts the life of the man revered by the British and hated by today's Egyptians, the real ruler of Egypt for nearly a quarter of a century. A member of the famous city banking family of Baring Brothers, Cromer in his youth seemed to be distinguished mainly by lack of academic ability and a taste for the fashionable pursuits of his day. His first military posting, to Corfu, was welcomed by him on account of the excellent shooting to be had in the region. Roger Owen shows how, almost imperceptibly, his commitment to public service grew, due in part at least to his relationship with Ethel Errington who, after long delay, became his first wife. From the island outposts of the old British Empire, to India, and finally to the new empire in Africa, Cromer represented the might of Britain's Empire. Few imperial administrators had either his range of experience or his long practice of ruling different non-European peoples, at a time when the whole notion of Empire itself entered more and more into the metropolitan political debate. Owen makes extensive use of Cromer's official correspondence, family papers, memoirs, and the personal letters of his friends and colleagues to explore all aspects of Cromer's life in imperial government. He examines his innovative role in international finance and his energetic re-engagement with Britain's troubled political life following his formal retirement in 1907. Finally, he assesses the sometimes bitter legacy of imperial rule left by Cromer.--Book jacket flap
Egypt under Mubarak( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt is one of the major powers in the Middle East. The vigour of its cultural life and the extent of its influence make it a force which cannot be ignored in the Arab world. Yet, despite the comparative confidence with which its rulers handle power, the country has a politically contradictory past with which to come to terms, as well as its role in a region of shifting political identity and allegiance. This book examines the causes and consequences of the many crises within the Egyptian political, sociological, economic and moral legacy and the strategies which Mubarak's government
Studies in eighteenth century Islamic history by Pa.] Colloquium On Islamic History. [4. 1971. Philadelphie( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revolutionary year : the Middle East in 1958( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migrant workers in the Gulf by Roger Owen( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little is known about the workers that have migrated to the Persian Gulf for jobs spurred by the oil industry. This vast influx has largely been unplanned unregulated and unexamined. Where do these workers come from, what do they earn and save, what are their conditions of work and what are the effects of migration on both host and sender countries? And, above all, what rights do they have and are they subject to abuse and exploitation? This pioneering new study answers these questions, gives a concise overview of the situation and gives valuable insight into the world of the migrant workers, exiled in a hot harsh land, far from home and family
New perspectives on property and land in the Middle East( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the modern Gulf states : Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman by Rosemarie Said Zahlan( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait in August 1990, the Gulf States became the focus of frenzied international interest for the second time in a decade, the first having been during the Iraq-Iran war, 1980-8. Both events posed major threats to the regional state system which had evolved over almost two centuries. This book is based on a wide range of primary materials, including recently declassified documents used here for the first time. It defines and describes the geopolitical framework of the region and the state system which emanated from it. It explains how the Gulf States owe their creation and survival, sometimes against many odds, to forces well beyond the waters of the Gulf. Rosemarie Said Zahlan tells the story of the formation of the states, their evolution from colonial dependency to statehood, their socio-economic transformation by oil, and their stability in the midst of change. She illuminates their relationships with each other, with the wider Arab world, and with the major world powers. The result is an informed and balanced picture of the political, economic, religious and cultural character of the region. It is also a story of the powerful families and their Shaikhs who have had to lead their countries so rapidly into the modern world, all the while preserving their own socio-political traditions. -- Back cover
Essays on the crisis in Lebanon by Roger Owen( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libya; a brief political and economic survey by Royal Institute of International Affairs( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traethaẇd ar y cyflwr priodasol by Roger Owen( Book )

6 editions published in 1813 in Welsh and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dawn of the Arab uprisings : end of an old order? by Bassam Haddad( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings sheds light on the historical background and initial impact of the mass uprisings which have shaken the Arab world since December 2010. The book brings together the best writers from the online journal Jadaliyya, which has established itself as an unparalleled source of information and critical analysis on the Middle East. The authors, many of whom live in the countries affected, provide unique understanding and first-hand accounts of events that have received superficial and partial coverage in Western and Arab media alike. While the book focuses on those states that have been most affected by the uprisings it also covers the impact on Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq. The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings covers the full range of issues involved in these historic events, from political economy and the role of social media, to international politics, gender, labour and the impact on culture, making this the ideal one-stop introduction to the events for the novice and specialist alike."--Publisher's website
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Suez 1956 : the crisis and its consequences
Alternative Names

Owen, E. R. J.

Owen, E. R. J. 1935-

Owen, E. R. J. (Edward Roger John), 1935-

Owen, E. Roger

Owen, E. Roger 1935-

Owen Edward Roger John

Owen, Edward Roger John 1935-

Owen Roger

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Roger Owen

Roger Owen British historian

Uwīn, Rūjar

Uwīn, Rūjar 1935-

Uwin, Ruyar 1935-

Роджер Оуэн

اوين، روجر

روجر أوين، 1935-

오웬, 로저

オーウェン, ロジャー


The Middle East in the world economy, 1800-1914Suez 1956 : the crisis and its consequencesA history of Middle East economies in the twentieth centuryLord Cromer : Victorian imperialist, Edwardian proconsulEgypt under MubarakA revolutionary year : the Middle East in 1958New perspectives on property and land in the Middle EastThe making of the modern Gulf states : Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman