Roger Owen

Professor Owen is currently working on a book project, "The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life", scheduled for publication on May 1st, 2012 through the Harvard University Press.

Selected Publications

  • Lord Cromer: Victorian Imperialist: Edwardian Proconsul Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press (2004)
  • State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East revised version (2004)
  • A History of the Middle East Economies in the 20th Century with Sevket Pamuk (1999)
  • The Middle East in the World Economy 1800-1914 (1981)


Roger Owen

Position: A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History

Field: Middle East

Specialty: Economic and political history of the Middle East since 1800; Theories of imperialism including military occupations

Fall 2012: Leave

Contact Info

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Room 210

38 Kirkland Street

Cambridge, MA 02138



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