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The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

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The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Marilyn Booth and Gorman Anthony

Thirteen chapters on fin-de-siecle Egypt tackle an important but relatively neglected decade in its history, as the editors’ introduction argues through an assessment of previous scholarship. Chapters consider the overarching impact of a British colonial administration through policies and practices such as statistics-gathering and infrastructure building as well as attempts to control prostitution. Institutions and ideologies of modernity and reform are represented in chapters on education, fiction-writing, history writing and its translation ... Read more


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