Alan Mikhail talks about his new book, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Professor Mikhail is a historian of the early modern Muslim world, the Ottoman Empire, and Egypt. His work concentrates on topics in the history of empires and environmental history, and he is among the small handful of historians working in the field of Middle East environmental history. Professor Mikhail is the author of Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History, which won the Roger Owen Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association, the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize from the MacMillan Center, as well as Yale’s Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize. His new book, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt, was again awarded the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize.