Studies in European and US Relations with Islamic Societies

دراسات في العلاقات بين أوربا و أمريكا و المجتمعات الإسلمية

The Website of Ian Rutledge, author and consultant, whose speciality is the Middle East and its economic, social and political history.

The Venetian Ambassadors (in black) presenting their credentials to the Egyptian Mamluk Sultan in Cairo, 1511. Painting attributed to Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516)


Ian Rutledge earned his PhD in Economic History from the University of Cambridge and has taught at the Universities of London and Sheffield, and for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA). An Arabist who has studied the language for over two decades, Rutledge has devoted the past fifteen years to researching the economic and political history of the Middle East and North Africa. His publications include Enemy on the Euphrates: The Battle for Iraq, 1914–1921 and Addicted to Oil: America’s Relentless Drive for Energy Security.

Rutledge’s next book Sea of Troubles: the European Conquest of the Islamic Mediterranean & the Origins of the First World War will be published in June 2023.


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