Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

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Egypt just before political eruption! Turns of the century in Africa's northeastern corner have been critical moments, ushering in overt popular activism in the hope of radical political redirection--as this volume's focus on Egypt's 19th-century fin-de-siecle demonstrates. The end of the 19th century in Egypt witnessed crisscrossing and conflicting political currents as well as fluctuating economic, geopolitical, social conditions, demographic conditions and cultural processes. Like Egypt's 20th-century fin-de-siecle, much of this ferment was a prelude to the more visible and politically eruptive events of the next decades, when Egypt's popular resistance burst onto the international scene. But its subterranean cast was no less dynamic for that.
 

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Contents

Colonial Quiescence Subterranean Resistance
1
I INSTITUTIONALISING AUTHORITY CLAIMING JURISDICTION AND SPACE
29
Inquests Governance and Belonging in 1890s Alexandria
31
Agricultural Roads and State Space in the Era of the British Occupation
57
Transnational Exchange and the Introduction of SocialScientific Pedagogy in 1890s Egypt
87
Challenging the Coptic Church in Late NineteenthCentury Egypt
117
5 Criminal Statistics in the Long 1890s
141
II CHALLENGING AUTHORITY IN CONTESTED SPACES
167
Life and Death in the Anarchist Movement in 1890s Egypt
222
British Colonialism and the Greeks of Egypt 18821907
253
III PROBING AUTHORITY WITH THE WRITTEN WORD
285
Tensions of Nationalist Modernity in the Memoirs of Fathallah Pasha Barakat
287
Reflections on Judaism Ottomanism and Empire in the Works of Farah Antun
315
Jurji Zaydan and the Rise of the Historical Novel
342
Writing Womens History in 1890s Egypt
365
Bibliography
399

6 Anomalous Egypt? Rethinking Egyptian Sovereignty at the Western Periphery
169
The ColonialNational Struggle over Prostitution after the British Invasion of Egypt
195

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Marilyn Booth holds the Iraq Chair in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh. She has edited Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces (Duke UP, 2010), and a Journal of Women's History issue, Women's autobiography in the Middle East and South Asia (2013). She is Middle East/Europe editor of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Anthony Gorman is Senior Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at universities in Australia, Egypt and Britain. Among his research interests are modern Egyptian historiography and the resident foreign presence in modern Egypt.

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