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MICHAEL QUENTIN MORTON
Writing about the Middle East

 

COMING SOON

 

Empires and Anarchies: A History of Oil in the Middle East is to be published in the UK on 21 August 2017.

'Nothing can compare with the oilfields of the Middle East, which has the greatest oil reservoirs in the world. But, having created immense wealth, oil has not brought universal happiness to the region. The history of oil is not only about the great discoveries, but also about the transformation of people and societies, about the empires built on oil and the anarchies it has engendered.'

Welcome to the author's website.  Here you can also read about In the Heart of the Desert, search inside the book and buy a copy. We have details of his other publications: Black Gold and Frankincense, a book of photographs of southern Arabia; Buraimia new book about the Buraimi Dispute; The Third River, a book about the Iraq Petroleum Company; and The Petroleum Gulf, about the discovery and development of offshore oil in the UAE. The author has written a number of articles about oil exploration and development in the Middle East, which can be accessed here.

Keepers of the Golden Shore: A History of the United Arab Emirates was published by Reaktion Books in the UK on 15 February 2016. On sale in all major bookshops and online stores, and in the UAE at KinoKuniya in Dubai.