[FIRST WORK ON BAKU AND AZERBAIJANI OIL THROUGH THE EYES OF AN AZERBAIJANI INTELLECTUAL] Beynelmilel siyasette petrol. [i.e. Oil in international politics]. Introduction by Mehmed Emin Resûlzâde.

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MIR YAKOUB MAHDIYAV, (Azerbaijani politician, diplomat, intellectual and writer), (1891-1952).

Milli Azerbaycan Nesriyati [i.e. National Azerbaijan Publication] Serie 9 / Orhaniye Matbaasi, Ist., 1928.

In contemporary aesthetics green cloth title gilt on front board. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). 83 p. Minor stains on pages. Otherwise a very good copy. First and Only Edition of the first work in a book form on Baku and Azerbaijani oil. After the occupation of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the Red Army, many Azeri intellectuals such as Mehmed Emin Resûlzâde (1884-1955) to seek refuge in Turkey has established a publishing house called "Milli Azerbaycan Nesriyâti" [i.e. National Azerbaijan Publication] in 1928, Istanbul, and to hear the voice of Azerbaijanis in exile to influence world public opinion. This book has been published as the 9th publication of this publishing house. It was published in Orhaniye Matbaasi in 1928, was actually composed of the articles written by the author in the "Azeri-Turk" magazine. The first article appeared in the issue dated 15 August 1928, with other articles following it. The book, in which Mehmed Emin Rasülzade also penned a presentation, consists of the chapters: The Role of Oil in the World War, Azerbaijan at the Genoa Conference, Azerbaijan at the Hague Conference, the American Rivalry in Britain, A Common Front against the Bolsheviks, the Pursuits of the Oil Competition. Compiled from Mehdiyev's articles, it is not only a propaganda work against the Russian occupation but also the first in-depth work is written on Baku and Azerbaijan oil. Many sources in the text are referenced in footnotes. Mehdiyev says that world politics is shaped by the economy and oil is the most important factor in this context. In addition to expressing how important it is for the First World War, he also makes predictions about how oil will shape world politics for the future. According to Mehdiyev, whoever dominates the world's oil reserves will be the strongest state in the world. Based on M. Fanning, Mehdiyev states that Azerbaijani and Baku oil has an estimated 8 million barrels resource rather than Mexican, American, Turkish, and Iranian oil. Extremely rare. Only one paper copy in Bogaziçi University's Library in Turkey according to the OCLC: 82001141.; Özege 1960. First and Only Edition.