Persian Petroleum

Date: 

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Leonardo Davoudi, Researcher, Global History of Capitalism project, Oxford Centre for Global History, Oxford University, will discuss his book, Persian Petroleum.

Leonardo Davoudi, Researcher, Global History of Capitalism project, Oxford Centre for Global History, Oxford University, will discuss his book, Persian Petroleum. 

Striking oil in the Middle East transformed the modern geostrategic landscape. It galvanized great-power rivalries, exacerbated regional fractures, and fostered animosity towards foreign interference. Using newly-uncovered private papers, Persian Petroleum delves into the region's first oil find, at the turn of the twentieth century, to reveal the geopolitical setting, domestic context, and widespread intrigue that led to the creation of one of the world's largest oil companies.

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