Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

ISBN-10: 0521289688

ISBN-13: 9780521289689

Edition: 1984

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This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East and sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In the process of carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/12/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797.

Preface
Note on transliteration
Note on money, weights and measures
Egypt under the mamluks
Muhammad Ali the man
A country without a master
Master in his own house
Family, friends and relations
Internal policies
Agricultural changes
Industry and commerce
Expansion to what end?
The undoing: Muhammad Ali and Palmerston
The aftermath
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary of Arabic and Turkish terms
Select bibliography
Index
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