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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, the press as a vehicle of historical consciousnes ... More

Keywords: Egypt, British colonialism, Islamic reform, Governance, Islam, Minorities, Nationalism, Anticolonialism, Copts, Arabic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748670123
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marilyn Booth, editor
University of Edinburgh

Gorman Anthony, editor
University of Edinburgh

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Introduction The Long 1890s in Egypt

Marilyn Booth and Anthony Gorman

I Institutionalising Authority, Claiming Jurisdiction and Space

1 Documenting Death

Shane Minkin

2 The Scales of Public Utility

Aaron George Jakes

II Challenging Authority in Contested Spaces

7 Regulating Sexuality

Hanan Hammad

III Probing Authority with the Written Word

11 My Sister Esther

Orit Bashkin

12 Romances of History

Paul Starkey

13 Before Qasim Amin

Marilyn Booth

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