All the Pasha's Men
Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt New edition
By (author) Khaled Fahmy
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All the Pasha's Men by Khaled Fahmy
Book DescriptionWhile scholarship has traditionally viewed Mehmed Ali Pasha as the founder of modern Egypt, Khaled Fahmy offers a new interpretation of his role in the rise of Egyptian nationalism, firmly locating him within the Ottoman context as an ambitious, if problematic, Ottoman reformer. Basing his work on archive material, the author demonstrates how Mehmed Ali sought to develop the Egyptian economy and to build up the army, not as a means of of gaining Egyptian independence from the Ottoman empire, but to further his own ambitions for recognized hereditary rule over the province. By focusing on the army and the soldier's daily experiences,the author constructs a detailed picture of attempts at modernization and reform, how they were planned and implemented by various reformers, and how the public at large understood and accommodated them. In this way, the work contributes to the larger methodological and theoretical debates concerning nation-building and the construction of state power in the particular context of early 19th-century Egypt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774246968
(200mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: Egypt
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Muhammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848, commemorated his son Tusun, who died of plague in 1816, with a sabil (a public cistem and water dispenser) of an architectural and decorative style new to Egypt. This guide to the spectacular sabil explains why and how it was constructed, how it was used, and how it changed over time.
All the Pasha's Men, Hardback (November 1997)» View all books by Khaled Fahmy
Khaled Fahmy offers a new interpretation of modern Egyptian history and the rise of Egyptian nationalism in a theoretically informed study.
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Author Biography - Khaled Fahmy
Khaled Fahmy is assistant professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University.
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