Tag: Middle East
Was Anwar Sadat a Feminist?
Written by Amy Hendrie. The conflicting legacy and motivations of the Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is explored by Amy Hendrie. A complex figure, Sadat in several ways raised the position of women in his country, even if it was for his own ends.
The Elusive Basalt Bowls of Bab edh-Dhra’ Cemetery
Written by Etta Coleman. The cemetery at Bab edh-Dhra’, on the south bank of Wadi Kerak, can provide an insight into the Early Bronze Age people who inhabited the site. Etta Coleman examines one find in particular, a collection of basalt vessels, which deepens our understanding of their society and culture further.
The Curse of Oil
Written by Finlay Cormack. The history of oil is one steeped in colonial discourses and imperial ambitions. With continuing conflict arising from this commodity in the Middle East, how can we understand the influence of the global north in the origins of oil disputes?