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Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali : Cambridge Middle East Library - Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

Cambridge Middle East Library

Paperback Published: 12th March 1984
ISBN: 9780521289689
Number Of Pages: 312

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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.

Prefacep. vii
Note on transliterationp. x
Note on money, weights and measuresp. x
Egypt under the mamluksp. 1
Muhammad Ali the manp. 24
A country without a masterp. 36
Master in his own housep. 60
Family, friends and relationsp. 75
Internal policiesp. 100
Agricultural changesp. 137
Industry and commercep. 162
Expansion to what end?p. 196
The undoing: Muhammad Ali and Palmerstonp. 232
The aftermathp. 249
Conclusionp. 258
Notesp. 265
Glossary of Arabic and Turkish termsp. 285
Select bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 296
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ISBN: 9780521289689
ISBN-10: 0521289688
Series: Cambridge Middle East Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 12th March 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.49  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.5