From Ottoman Governor to Ruler of Egypt
By (author) Khaled Fahmy
Mehmed Ali by Khaled Fahmy
Book DescriptionKavalali Mehmed Ali Pasha (c. 1770-1849), often dubbed "the founder of modern Egypt", was one of the most important figures in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Born in what is now Greece, and seemingly headed for an everyday existence as a tobacco trader, he joined the Ottoman army at the age of thirty, and went on to become both the leader of Egypt for nearly fifty years and the founder of a dynasty that ruled for a century after his death. In this insightful and well-constructed biography, Khaled Fahmy assesses the renowned ruler's life, and his significant contribution to Egyptian, Ottoman, and Islamic history. Examining the unprecedented economic, military, and social policies that he introduced in Egypt, as well as Mehmed Ali's intricate relationship with his family, Fahmy provides a fresh assessment of this towering nineteenth-century personality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851685707
(216mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Khaled Fahmy
Muhammad Ali Pasha and His Sabil, Paperback (January 2005)
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, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Khaled Fahmy
While 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.
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Author Biography - Khaled Fahmy
Khaled Fahmy is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He is the author of All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt.
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